Versions of .NET

Release 7.0.0-rc.2

  • Released on 2022-10-11
  • Runtime 7.0.0-rc.2.22472.3
  • SDK 7.0.100-rc.2.22477.23
  • ASP.NET Runtime 7.0.0-rc.2.22476.2
  • Windows Desktop Runtime 7.0.0-rc.2.22472.13
  • !Security

SDK 7.0.100-rc.2.22477.23

  • Visual Studio 2022 (v17.4 latest preview)
  • Visual Studio 2022 for Mac (v17.4 latest preview)
  • C# 11.0
  • F# 7.0
  • VB 16.9


Release notes


.NET 7.0.0 RC 2 - October 11, 2022

The .NET 7.0.0 RC 2 and .NET SDK 7.0.100-rc.2.22477.23 releases are available for download. The latest 7.0 release is always listed at .NET 7.0 Releases.

What's new in .NET 7 RC 2

.NET 7 is the next major release of .NET following .NET 6.0. You can see some of the new features available with .NET 7 RC 2 at dotnet/core #7717.

See the .NET, EF Core and ASP.NET Core blogs for additional details. Here is list of some of the additions and updates we're excited to bring in RC 2.


SDK Installer1 SDK Binaries1 Runtime Installer Runtime Binaries ASP.NET Core Runtime Windows Desktop Runtime
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Hosting Bundle2
x86 | x64 | Arm64
macOS x64 | ARM64 x64 | ARM64 x64 | ARM64 x64 | ARM64 x64 | ARM64 - 1
Linux Snap and Package Manager x64 | Arm | Arm64 | Arm32 Alpine | x64 Alpine Packages (x64) x64 | Arm | Arm64 | Arm32 Alpine | Arm64 Alpine | x64 Alpine x641 | Arm1 | Arm641 | x64 Alpine - 1
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  1. Includes the .NET Runtime and ASP.NET Core Runtime
  2. For hosting stand-alone apps on Windows Servers. Includes the ASP.NET Core Module for IIS and can be installed separately on servers without installing .NET Runtime.

The .NET SDK includes a matching updated .NET Runtime. Downloading the Runtime or ASP.NET Core packages is not needed when installing the SDK.

You can check your .NET SDK version by running the following command. The example version shown is for this release.

$ dotnet --version

Docker Images

The .NET Docker images have been updated for this release. The .NET Docker samples show various ways to use .NET and Docker together. You can use the following command to try running the latest .NET 7.0 release in containers:

docker run --rm

The following repos have been updated.

Notable Changes

.NET 7.0.0-RC 2 release carries security fixes.

Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2022-41032 | .NET Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Executive summary

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to provide information about a vulnerability in .NET 6.0, .NET Core 3.1, and NuGet (NuGet.exe, NuGet.Commands, NuGet.CommandLine, NuGet.Protocol). This advisory also provides guidance on what developers can do to update their applications to remove this vulnerability.

A vulnerability exists in .NET 6.0, .NET Core 3.1, and NuGet clients (NuGet.exe, NuGet.Commands, NuGet.CommandLine, NuGet.Protocol) where a malicious actor could cause a user to execute arbitrary code.

Visual Studio Compatibility

You need Visual Studio 17.4 latest preview to use .NET 7.0 on Windows. On macOS, you need the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac. The C# extension for Visual Studio Code supports .NET 7.0 and C# 11.


Your feedback is important and appreciated. We've created an issue at dotnet/core #7865 for your questions and comments.