Welcome to .NET
See Get started with .NET to learn how to create .NET apps.
You can build many types of apps with .NET, such as cloud, IoT, and games, using free cross-platform tools. Your apps can run on Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Deploy apps to servers or desktops and publish to app stores for deployment on mobile devices. .NET is accessible to students and hobbyists, and all are welcome to participate in a lively international developer community and make direct contributions to many of the .NET technologies.
For news about .NET, check the following blogs:
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For information about the latest features added to the .NET implementations and supported languages, see the following articles:
This documentation covers the breadth of .NET across platforms and languages. You can get started with .NET and its languages in any of the following sections:
- .NET fundamentals
- .NET Framework Guide
- C# Guide
- F# Guide
- Visual Basic Guide
- ML.NET Guide
- .NET for Apache Spark
- .NET Application Architecture
Additionally, you can browse the .NET API reference.
Explore videos on web, mobile, desktop, C#, machine learning, containers/Docker, data access, and more:
This documentation is completely open source. You can contribute in any way you like, from creating issues to writing documentation. Additionally, much of .NET itself is also open source. The following list shows the main .NET GitHub repositories:
- .NET runtime
- .NET SDK
- Roslyn (C# and Visual Basic) Compiler Platform and IDE Tools
- .NET code analyzers
- F# Compiler and IDE Tools
- Windows Forms
You can join other people who are already active in the .NET community to find out what's new or ask for help.
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