Get Wild with .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2019
Are you ready to amp up your web development game? Look no further than .NET 6, the latest and greatest version of the framework that will take your application-building skills to the next level. But first, you need to know how to install and integrate .NET 6 into your Visual Studio 2019 development environment. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through these steps!
Step 1: Watch Out for the Latest .NET 6 SDK
To even begin adding .NET 6 to Visual Studio 2019, you’ve got to download and install the latest .NET 6 SDK from none other than the official Microsoft website. Because let’s be real, second-hand software just isn’t going to cut it. Check for the SDK at this link: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/6.0.
Step 2: Time to Do the .NET 6 SDK Shuffle
Now that you’ve got your hands on the latest .NET 6 SDK, let’s get to the fun part: installation! Run the installer file and get ready to follow the yellow brick road through the installation wizard. Make sure you select all the components you’ll need to make your development environment sparkle and shine like a golden goose egg. That includes the Runtime and SDK, folks.
Step 3: Visual Studio 2019: The Birthplace of Greatness
Now that you’ve got .NET 6 SDK in tow, it’s time to open Visual Studio 2019. If you don’t have it yet, you’ll have to grab it from the official Visual Studio website at https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/. Once you’re in the editor, though, you’ll realize that .NET 6 isn’t exactly present yet. It’s a little shy, you see.
Step 4: Install the .NET 6 Workload and Get the Party Started
If you want to get .NET 6 up and running in Visual Studio 2019, you need to get yourself that .NET 6 workload. This will magically shoehorn all of the necessary components and templates into your toolbox. Check out these snazzy steps for installation:
- ① Go to Visual Studio’s menu bar and select ‘Tools > Get Tools and Features…’
- ② Head over to the ‘Workloads’ tab and spot the ‘.NET desktop development’ workload; give it a click.
- ③ In the ‘Summary’ tab on the right, choose any other required components, but make sure to check the box next to ‘.NET 6.0 SDK (x86/x64)’.
- ④ Pop the ‘Modify’ button and get yourself some coffee or tea, because the installation might take a little while.
- ⑤ Once it’s all set and done, start building those .NET 6 apps with Visual Studio 2019.
Step 5: Ready, Set, Create a New .NET 6 Project
You’re almost there! Test the .NET 6 integration waters by creating a new .NET 6 project in Visual Studio 2019. Here’s how:
- ① Pop back over to the menu bar and select ‘File > New > Project…’
- ② In the ‘New Project’ dialog box, select ‘ASP.NET Core Web App’ under the ‘Web’ category.
- ③ Give your project a cool name, pick out that perfect location for it, and smash that ‘Create’ button.
- ④ In the ‘Create a new ASP.NET Core Web Application’ dialog box, pick the ‘ASP.NET Core 6.0’ framework and the template you want to use, whether it’s ‘Web API’ or ‘MVC’.
- ⑤ And that’s all, folks! Go ahead and create that new .NET 6 application!
Celebrate Your Talents with .NET 6
With .NET 6 officially making itself at home in your Visual Studio 2019 development environment, there’s nothing stopping you from creating faster and more efficient applications for both personal and professional purposes. Click around, embrace the new features, and give it a whirl. You won’t regret it!