Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks

Today Microsoft are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1. It is the first public release of .NET Core 3.  They have some exciting new features to share and would love your feedback. You can develop .NET Core 3 applications with Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1, Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio Code.

Download and get started with .NET Core 3 Preview 1 right now on Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can see complete details of the release in the .NET Core 3 Preview 1 release notes. Please report any issues you find in the comments or at dotnet/core #2099.

Visual Studio 2019 will be the release to support building .NET Core 3 applications and the preview was also released today so we also encourage you to check that out.

.NET Core 3 is a major update which adds support for building Windows desktop applications using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Entity Framework 6 (EF6). ASP.NET Core 3 enables client-side development with Razor Components. EF Core 3 will have support for Azure Cosmos DB. It will also include support for C# 8 and .NET Standard 2.1 and much more!

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

One thought on “Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks

  • December 8, 2018 at 6:50 am

    I am obliged for this news. It is good to have newer version.


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