.NET 8.0.0 Preview 2 - March 14, 2023
The .NET 8.0.0 Preview 2 and .NET SDK 8.0.100-preview.2.23157.25 releases are available for download. The latest 8.0 release is always listed at .NET 8.0 Releases.
What's new in .NET 8 Preview 2
.NET 8 is the next major release of .NET following .NET 7.0. You can see some of the new features available with .NET 8 Preview 2 at dotnet/core #8134.
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- Includes the .NET Runtime and ASP.NET Core Runtime
- 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 8.0.100-preview.2.23157.25
.NET Multi-Platform App UI (MAUI) Workload Downloads
After installing the .NET SDK, you can install .NET MAUI using the
dotnet workload install command:
$ dotnet workload install maui
The following workloads are also available to install individually:
$ dotnet workload install android $ dotnet workload install ios $ dotnet workload install maccatalyst $ dotnet workload install macos $ dotnet workload install tvos
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 8.0 release in containers:
docker run --rm mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/samples
The following repos have been updated.
- dotnet/sdk: .NET SDK
- dotnet/aspnet: ASP.NET Core Runtime
- dotnet/runtime: .NET Runtime
- dotnet/runtime-deps: .NET Runtime Dependencies
- dotnet/samples: .NET Samples
Visual Studio Compatibility
You need Visual Studio 17.5 latest preview to use .NET 8.0 on Windows. On macOS, you need the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac. The C# extension for Visual Studio Code supports .NET 8.0 and C# 11.
Your feedback is important and appreciated. We've created an issue at dotnet/core #8286 for your questions and comments.