The Confusing World of .NET Core 3.1 Installations in Visual Studio 2022
Are you ready to take on the challenge of installing .NET Core 3.1 in Visual Studio 2022? Well, buckle up because this process is not for the faint of heart! .NET Core 3.1 is a cross-platform, open-source framework that can be used to construct modern web applications, microservices, and cloud-native applications.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- First off, you’ll need to have Visual Studio 2022 installed on your computer.
- You’ll need an internet connection (there’s no going off the grid for this installation).
- Last but not least, you’ll need administrative privileges to install the .NET Core 3.1 runtime and software development kit (SDK).
Follow These Steps with Great Care
- With a trembling hand, open Visual Studio 2022 and create a new project
- Select the .NET Core template from the list
- Next, choose the application type that you want to create (console, web application, or class library). If you choose incorrectly, well, good luck!
- After the project is successfully generated, go to the Project menu and select “Manage NuGet Packages.” Why you may ask? I have no idea!
- In the NuGet Package Manager window, search for “.Net Core” and install the Microsoft.NETCore.App package. Pray that it works.
- Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart Visual Studio, which could cause your heart to skip a beat.
- After restarting Visual Studio, go to the “Tools” menu, select “Options,” and then select “Projects and Solutions.”
- Select “.NET Core” under “Projects and Solutions.” Now, we’re getting really specific!
- Under “.NET Core,” select “SDK Locations.” Why? I don’t know, I thought you knew what you were doing!
- Here, you can add or remove SDK locations. Thrilling stuff!
- To add a new SDK location, click “Add” and then browse to the location of the .NET Core SDK.
- You can also select the default SDK version by selecting the SDK from the drop-down menu, hoping it’s the right one!
- Once you have configured the SDK location, click “OK,” sit back, and pray!
- After completing the SDK location configuration, you can begin using .NET Core 3.1 in your Visual Studio 2022 project.
Congratulations, you have successfully traversed the confusing world of .NET Core 3.1 installations in Visual Studio 2022! With this installed, you can now start building high-performance web applications, microservices, and cloud-native applications. Just remember, it wasn’t easy, but you made it, and that’s something to be proud of. Happy Building!