Using Visual Studio Community with .NET 8

David Thielen 2,306 Reputation points


I have a UX person who is using Visual Studio Community and we just updated to .NET 8. They can't get .NET 8 to show up in Visual Studio.

Yes they have the latest version of Visual Studio. Yes they installed .NET 8.

What else do they need to do?

thanks - dave

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 26,566 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @David Thielen

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A! 

    Please open the Visual Studio installer > find the instance “Visual Studio Community 2022 Preview” > click on Modify > Individual components tab > make sure the “.NET 8.0 Runtime” component is installed. 

    Then, re-launch the Visual Studio and check if the .NET 8.0 is available in the VS preview version. 



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