Getting started with .net-core

Building a Hello World Sample Application

Create an empty directory somewhere …

mkdir HelloWorld
cd HelloWorld

Then use the built in scaffolding technology to create a Hello World sample

dotnet new console -o 

This command creates two files:

  • HelloWorld.csproj describes the project dependencies, settings, and Target Framework
  • Program.cs which defines the source code for the main entry point and the console emitting of “Hello World”.

If the dotnet new command fails, make sure you have installed .NET Core properly. Open the Program.cs file in your favorite editor to inspect it:

namespace ConsoleApplication
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");
        }
    }
}

To restore the project dependencies and the .NET runtime, execute

dotnet restore

To compile the application and execute it, enter

dotnet run

This last command prints “Hello World” to the console.

Installation from a binary archive

Note: These instructions are targeted at .NET Core 1.0.4 & 1.1.1 SDK 1.0.1 and higher.

When using binary archives to install, we recommend the contents be extracted to /opt/dotnet and a symbolic link created for dotnet. If an earlier release of .NET Core is already installed, the directory and symbolic link may already

sudo mkdir -p /opt/dotnet
sudo tar zxf [tar.gz filename] -C /opt/dotnet
sudo ln -s /opt/dotnet/dotnet /usr/local/bin

Ubuntu installation

dotnet-host-ubuntu-x64.deb
dotnet-hostfxr-ubuntu-x64.deb
dotnet-sharedframework-ubuntu-x64.deb
dotnet-sdk-ubuntu-x64.1.0.1.deb

Set up package source

The first step is to establish the source feed for the package manager. This is only needed if you have not previously set up the source or if you are installing on Ubuntu 16.10 for the first time.

Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

Commands

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt-mo.trafficmanager.net/repos/dotnet-release/ trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotnetdev.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 417A0893
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.1

Installed packages

dotnet-host-ubuntu-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-hostfxr-ubuntu-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-sharedframework-ubuntu-x64.1.1.1.deb
dotnet-sdk-ubuntu-x64.1.0.1.deb

Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18

Commands

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt-mo.trafficmanager.net/repos/dotnet-release/ xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotnetdev.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 417A0893
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.1

Installed packages

dotnet-host-ubuntu.16.04-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-hostfxr-ubuntu.16.04-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-sharedframework-ubuntu.16.04-x64.1.1.1.deb
dotnet-sdk-ubuntu.16.04-x64.1.0.1.deb

Ubuntu 16.10

Commands

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://apt-mo.trafficmanager.net/repos/dotnet-release/ yakkety main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dotnetdev.list'
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 417A0893
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dotnet-dev-1.0.1

Installed packages

dotnet-hostfxr-ubuntu.16.10-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-host-ubuntu.16.10-x64.1.0.1.deb
dotnet-sharedframework-ubuntu.16.10-x64.1.1.1.deb
dotnet-sdk-ubuntu.16.10-x64.1.0.1.deb

source Official Documentation

Installation or Setup

Install .NET Core on macOS 10.11+, after install homebrew:

brew update
brew install openssl
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib
ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/
ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/

Install .NET Core SDK from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=835011

Official Microsoft .NET Core page with installation guides for Windows, Linux, Mac and Docker

Detailed instructions on getting .net-core set up or installed.