Getting Started With .NET 5.0


In this article, I’ll explain what’s new in .NET 5.0 and how to install .NET 5.0 As we know after .NET Core 3.1 now we have the latest version of .Net Core, which is .NET 5.0 and it was released on the 10th of November, 2020.

What is New in .NET 5.0?

Don’t confuse with a name I’m not saying .NET Core 5.0, It’s .NET 5.0, In .NET 5.0 everything comes under one roof, which is .NET 5.0, this is a big step for Microsoft, the idea behind this step is now all .NET runtime come into single .NET platform with unified BCL(base class libraries). we also can say .NET 5.0 = .NET Framework 4.8 + .NET Core 3.1.

First, if we wanna use .NET 5.0 we must have Visual Studio 2019 with a minimum of 16.8 version.

Download and install .NET 5.0 SDK From this link.

Download and install the SDK as per OS. when the installation is done fire the “dotnet –info” command in the command prompt, you will get all installed SDKs.

Open visual studio 2019 and you can see how we can select ASP .NET Core 5.0 from the dropdown.

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