RuntimeInformation.FrameworkDescription Property


Gets the name of the .NET installation on which an app is running.

 static property System::String ^ FrameworkDescription { System::String ^ get(); };
public static string FrameworkDescription { get; }
static member FrameworkDescription : string
Public Shared ReadOnly Property FrameworkDescription As String

Property Value


The name of the .NET installation on which the app is running.


The property returns a string that indicates the name of the currently executing .NET implementation. The string starts with one of the following descriptions, usually followed by the current version:

  • ".NET" (for .NET 5 and later versions)
  • ".NET Core" (for .NET Core 1.0 - 3.1)
  • ".NET Framework"
  • ".NET Native"

Applies to