Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core Tools 1.0, which the company describes as an “important milestone.” The Tools are compatible across platform and work on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Customers can download the new tools at .NET Core Downloads.
In a blog post to announce the release, Microsoft explains that .NET Core Tools 1.0 works in the command-line with VS Code and newly launched Visual Studio 2017.
.NET Core is a platform for developing web applications and services that work across platforms. It gives users fast, lightweight, and modular tools to build out their apps. By leveraging the unified .NET Standard library to make coding equal across Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The platform features multiple language support, as Microsoft explains in its announcement.
The company debuted Visual Studio 2017 yesterday. The platform comes with new versions of .NET Languages. Customers can now use C# 7, Visual Basic 15 and F# 4.1. Microsoft says it expects to adopt F# during the first half of this year.
Microsoft also announced the release of .NET Core 1.1.1, which is also available on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Docker. You may remember the company originally announced this build in preview back in October.
.NET Core Tools Release
In its blog post today, Microsoft said the following services have been made widely available:
- .NET Core Tools 1.0.0 – only ships in Visual Studio 2017
- Core Tools 1.0.1 – available in the SDK and via Docker SDK images
- .NET Core Runtime 1.0.4 – available as a Runtime install or Docker image and in the .NET Core SDK
- Core Runtime 1.1.1 – available as a Runtime install or Docker image and in the .NET Core SDK
The company says the reason for two SDK releases on the same day is because it originally missed an internal date to release the update.
“.NET Core Tools 1.0.0 release (the one going into Visual Studio 2017) to add support for some Linux distros, so were forced to create the 1.0.1 in order to make Fedora 24 and OpenSUSE 42.1 developers happy.”