In this tutorial, we will download .NET Core Runtime on Windows 11 operating system. The .NET core is a runtime required for running .NET core and ASP.NET Core applications.
The .NET platform is a free, open-source, cross-platform developer platform for building many types of applications.
.NET Core Runtime
There are different flavors of the .NET Core
- .NET Core runtime ( To run Windows console applications )
- .NET Core Desktop runtime( To run Windows desktop applications )
- .NET Hosting bundle ( To run web/server applications )
The steps to download the .NET core are as follows:
Open a web browser and navigate to the.NET Core download URL:
Pick the LTS(Long-Term Support) release version. The LTS release builds have long-term extended support for up to 3 years.
However, to try new features early and on experimental machines we can install the Preview release builds. The preview builds would be under development and not recommended for production machines.
To run desktop applications that use .NET core on your computer, download the .NET Core Desktop runtime. On 64-bit modern computers and laptops click on the Download x64 download button.
Locate the runtime installer file. This would be by default the Downloads folder.
Double click on the installer file to run install the runtime on the computer. This would launch the setup wizard screen.
Install the .NET Core Desktop Runtime. Click on the Install button to install it on the setup install screen.
The shield icon means that it requires admin privileges to install the tool. The UAC prompt would be displayed. Click on the Yes button. The setup would install the .NET core runtime on the machine.
That’s it. This will install the Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime x64 bit onto the computer.
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