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Setting up machine for core development

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Part 1 - Introduction to ASP.NET Core Tutorial | Text | Slides

In this video we will install the required software and set up our machine for .NET Core development.

There are 2 softwares that we need to install for .net core application development.
  • An Editor
  • .NET Core SDK (Software Development Kit)

Download and Install an editor for .NET Core Development

I have windows operating system, so, I will be using Visual Studio as the editor for .NET Core application development. You can use any editor of your choice. 
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Sublime
  • Vim
  • Atom
  • Etc.

Download and install Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Community Edition is free
  • As of this recording the latest version is Visual Studio 2017 and can be downloaded from
  • To develop .NET Core applications in Visual Studio 2017, please select .NET Core cross-platform development workload core software requirements
  • With this selection, .NET Core SDK 2.1 is installed
  • You can verify this by creating a new .NET Core Application
  • Notice, in the .NET Core Dropdownlist we only have ASP.NET Core 2.1
  • As of this recording, the latest stable version of .NET Core is 2.2
Download and install .NET Core SDK 
  • Navigate to
  • Depending on the operating system you have, download and install the SDK.
  • The SDK includes everything you need to build and run .NET core applications.
  • The .NET Core Runtime is already included in the SDK. So, if you have installed the SDK, there is no need to install .NET Core Runtime 
  • The .NET Core Runtime includes just the resources required to run existing .NET Core applications.
After .NET Core SDK 2.2 is installed, create a new .NET Core Application. Notice, in the .NET Core Dropdownlist, we now have ASP.NET Core 2.2 in addition to ASP.NET Core 2.1.

visual studio for .net core

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