Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (2022)

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14 October 2021

We have noticed a slight uptick in Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6-related support traffic. In this post, we'll take a closer look at what you can expect from DevExpress in our upcoming release (v21.2).

Visual Studio 2022 Support

First and foremost — yes, v21.2.3 will support the most recent Release Candidate build of Visual Studio 2022. Once Microsoft releases a final build, we'll update our release plans and make an official announcement on our website (we expect to offer official Visual Studio 2022 support in v21.2.4).

Like you, we have been testing our products against preview builds and we don’t expect to encounter any showstoppers (be they runtime or design time) prior to Microsoft’s official release.

DevExpress installers will ship separate VSIX extensions for Visual 2022 (alongside older versions of Visual Studio) to ensure that all major design-time tools (like the "DevExpress" menu, DevExpress Template Gallery, Project Updater, Toolbox, etc.) are fully functional.

CodeRush

CodeRush v21.1.6+ includes a new extension with Visual Studio 2022 RC support. You can download this extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace (the existing CodeRush extension supports Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019).

Xamarin & .NET MAUI

Our free .NET MAUI or Xamarin.Forms UI controls will include a new Template Gallery (v21.2.3). Like other DevExpress application template wizards, our .NET MAUI/Xamarin.Forms Template Gallery was designed to simplify initial app setup.

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (2)

Known Visual Studio RC 2022-related Issues (EAP and Beta 1 builds)

  • WinForms .NET: You cannot design .NET Core applications in Visual Studio 2022 RC/Preview. To use the design time in a .NET Core 3.1, .NET 5 or .NET 6 project, use Visual Studio 2019. This limitation applies to .NET 5 and .NET 6 projects only, .NET Framework is fully supported.

    11/10/2021: v21.2.3 (the Release build) fully supports Visual Studio 2022 Preview5/6. You can use the DevExpress.Win.Design package in both Visual Studios (2019 and 2022) to develop .NET 5 and .NET 6 projects.
    11/24/2021: Pressing the "Delete" key to remove a control at design time leads to an error. This issue is fixed in the v21.2.4 build.

  • Reports: At present time, our Report Designer is not available within Visual Studio 2022. We expect to offer complete Visual Studio 2022 support for both .NET Framework and .NET projects in v21.2.4.

    11/10/2021: v21.2.3 (the Release build) fully supports Visual Studio 2022 (RC3 Preview 7/RTM and newer builds). See the following help topic for additional information: Report Designer in .NET 5/.NET 6 apps.

  • XAF/XPO: We will support XPO's ORM Data Model Designer, XAF's Model Editor and Solution Wizard in v21.2.4 (we are awaiting stable versions of the Modeling SDK and other tooling. The good news is that some XAF/XPO users are successfully running their projects under .NET 6 previews today (learn more).
  • Documentation: The F1 shortcut does not open an online documentation page describing the focused control or API.

    11/23/2021: The F1 shortcut is functional in v21.2.4 or newer.

According to Microsoft, Preview builds of Visual Studio should not be used for production code. To better address your business needs, we’d love to learn more about your Visual Studio migration strategy. Are you using Visual Studio 2022 Preview/RC for production code today? Please comment below or post a ticket on the DevExpress Support Center. Your feedback will help us refine delivery schedules/announcements for future versions of Visual Studio.

.NET 6 Support

Our desktop controls/components (WinForms and WPF) support the latest Preview build of .NET 6. In addition, the DevExpress Template Gallery includes WinForms and WPF templates for .NET 5 and .NET 6.

XAF, XPO, Reports, DevExtreme and MAUI controls/components will work in our upcoming v21.2 beta. We expect to announce official support in November (once we officially release v21.2).

Though v21.2 beta 1 will not include .NET 6 support for Blazor, we expect to deliver .NET 6 support once Microsoft officially releases .NET 6.

Known .NET 6-related Issues (EAP and Beta 1 Builds)

Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), our DevExpress.Win.Design NuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds). While frustrating, a workaround exists: start and design a .NET 5 project in Visual Studio 2019 then rebuild the project with .NET 6.

11/10/2021: v21.2.3 (the Release build) fully supports Visual Studio 2022 Preview5/6. You can use the DevExpress.Win.Design package in both Visual Studios (2019 and 2022) to develop .NET 5 and .NET 6 projects.

Project Converter

Many of you are already familiar with our Project Converter – an indispensable tool for those converting from one major version of our product library to another. If you have never used our Project Converter and wish to learn more, please check out the following help topic: Project Converter.

We are currently working on a .NET Framework to .NET 6 Converter. At present, this new tool can convert standard WPF and WinForms projects to .NET 6, but we're hoping to extend it so you can leverage its capabilities (as a universal conversion tool) regardless of application type/target platform.

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support for Older Versions

Our current focus remains on v21.2. We have yet to finalize Visual Studio 2022-related delivery plans for older builds (v21.1x or earlier). If we do offer a Visual Studio 2022-compatible version of an older build, we’ll announce it here.

11/10/2021: We currently have no plans to introduce the Visual Studio support in versions prior to v21.2.

Your Feedback Matters

As always, we welcome your feedback. If you’re using Visual Studio 2022/targeting .NET 6, we’d love to hear from you. Specifically, are you using Visual Studio 2022 for production code? Have you migrated existing solutions to .NET 6 (or begun a new .NET 6 project)? What framed your decision to migrate to .NET 6 and/or use Visual Studio 2022 prior to official release?

Free DevExpress Products – Get Your Copy Today

The following free DevExpress product offers remain available. Should you have any questions about the free offers below, please submit a ticket via the DevExpress Support Center at your convenience. We’ll be happy to follow-up.

  • CodeRush for Visual Studio
  • .NET ORM Library (XPO)
  • WinUI Controls

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (3) Dmitry (DevExpress)

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ASP.NET, WinForms, WPF, Reports, .net core, Blazor, XAF, XPO, DevExtreme, v21.2, .net 6

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (4)

dbSoft

Greate news!!

One question:.NET Framework to .NET 6 Converter, will it include all the controls we have used sofar in net framework?

As far as i understand, microsoft want to create one large framework for all projects. Example NET 6 will include winforms,wpf,maui, asp net and so on. (Correct me if i am wrong)

So we are looking fordward to upgrade are projects from .NET Framework to .NET 6.

14 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (5)

Dmitry (DevExpress)

@dbSoft our Project Converters do not replace the controls themselves, only update referenced project assemblies to their newer versions (or corresponding NuGet packages). So theoretically yes, all of your existing controls should be able to keep working. Certain specifics can apply (most obvious example, individual controls can have issues at design time), but the basic idea of course is to create a tool that will upgrade a project without a necessity to manually fix it afterward.

As for the second part, I'm afraid I don't fully understand the question. NET 6 is a global framework, yes, but MAUI, Win, and WPF projects are still separate types of projects.

14 October 2021

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dbSoft

Thank you Dmitry for your quick response. What is the Devexpress opinion? Should we upgrade our Net Framework winforms projects to Net 6 winfroms? Or it is better to wait?

14 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (7)

Dmitry (DevExpress)

@dbSoft Always a pleasure :) I'm not in any position to speak on behalf of the entire company, and it really depends on what you expect from this move (what benefits .NET Core brings to your specific project), but honestly, I believe you shouldn't hurry with the migration. You might have noticed one word being repeatedA LOT in this pos — "preview". Visual Studio 2022 comes with a better .NET 6 support, and it isthe in Preview/RC stage. NET 6 itself is also available as a preview version. So at the very least, I'd wait for stable versions. Once they are released, you could start weighing thepros and cons and planning the migration roadmap.

14 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (8)

Rajesh Aravapalli

@dmitry when can we expect Blazor components to support AOT?

14 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (9)

Peter Sørensen

I have a production computer with both VS2019 and VS2022 installed.

I have to make sure my VS2019 stays as it it, without having 2 version of DevExpress components in its toolbox.

Can I install this beta in ONLY my VS2022 preview version ?

15 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (10)

Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Peter: I don't think you can force our installers to ignore specific Visual Studio instances, but that should not be a major inconvenience: you can always manually remove unnecessary Toolbox components & DevExpress extensions after the installation.

@Rajesh:I've passed your questions to our Blazor team, someone will post a reply shortly. Thank you.

(Video) Visual Studio 2022 Released -- .NET 6 and C# 10 As Well

15 October 2021

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Peter Sørensen

@dmitry I will suggest that you look at how JetBrains installer do it. I would love that your installers could make installations in the same way, in only the VS versions I want.

15 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (12)

Christopher Jay

I have tested the VS 2022 preview but am waiting for the final release before I start using it for actual daily programming and production code. I am anxiously waiting for the final release and anticipate upgrading to it immediately, but not migrating past .NET 4.5.2 immediately. Your updated project converter to .NET 6 will be fantastic for us when the time comes... thank you! Thank you for your continued support of Winforms and support in general.

15 October 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

Thank you for those words, Christopher.With WinForms - yes, we're not yet ready to dismiss this platform as outdated as it still has a lot to offer. Glad we're not the only devs who're feeling this way :)

15 October 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@DÖNÜŞ Given that .NET API is constantly in flux, I can only promise that we'll certainly do everything possible to achieve that.

18 October 2021

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Christophe MOMMER

Hello,

I am using, since VS 2022 preview 2, using it for production projects, as it is stable enough and more performant than VS 2019 on larger projects.

Still, I have to keep VS 2019 installed for DevExpress' reports, among other things.

Hopefuly can get rid of VS 2019 soon !

18 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (17)

Vladimir Frizen (DevExpress)

@Rajesh

Our Blazor components will support .NET 6 after its official release. At the same time, the AoT feature still works not so well as in simple scenarios. Our team is working on this issue, but we may need additional time to support this feature.

20 October 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (18)

John K

we need more Blazor client controls and keep the releases without many break change please.

thanks so much.

Devexpress forever.-

22 October 2021

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Vladislav Kiselev

We are not using VS anymore and have no plans to return back.

Is there anything on possible problems with Rider?

28 October 2021

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Lakra4k

I love DevExpress! <3

3 November 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (21)

Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Vladislav AFAIR, DevExpress has never announced official support for any IDE that is not Visual Studio, so I'm afraid I'm not prepared to share any information regarding potential issues with Rider.

@Lakra4kthank you, this feeling is mutual :)

3 November 2021

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (22)

hdefu.com

For winform projects using vs2022 and dev18.1.5 to develop. NetFramework4.0 , this error will only be prompted when using the designer for the first time, and can be used normally later,As long as you don't use dev's designer

(Video) How To Get .NET 6 in Visual Studio 2019

not found System.String EnvDTE._DTE.get_Version()

8 November 2021

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Michael Paulus

Any update on blazor support for .net 6?

I keep getting this error:
resource DevExpress.Blazor.v21.2.xml in DevExpress.Blazor.v21.2, Version=21.2.3.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b88d1754d700e49a(4,10): error IL2008: Could not resolve type 'System.Threading.WasmRuntime'

9 November 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@hdefu.com as for now, we do not plan to support Visual Studio 2022 in versions prior to v21.2.

10 November 2021

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Lior

When is V21.2.4 planned to be release? is V21.2.3 usable in the VS2022 released version?

10 November 2021

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Lior

ok, just tested,V21.2.3 is NOT usable in the VS2022 non preview version

10 November 2021

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Dönüş ŞENEL

When opening the Devexpress project in vs2022, it appears as NET 6.0 Preview. When will the stable version be released?

10 November 2021

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Vladimir Frizen (DevExpress)

10 November 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Lior Please report this issue to our Support Center, v21.2.3 should be working fine.

@DÖNÜŞ It's called ".Net 6 (Preview)" because at the time we released v21.2, neither stable .NET 6nor Visual Studio 2022 were available. The "Preview" word should be gone in v21.2.4.

10 November 2021

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Lior

@Dmitry, You are right, I was using older version. Thanks!

10 November 2021

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Jim Lear

I see lots of 2011 references in the blog. Are these supposed to be 2021?

16 November 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Jim Oops, thanks you for noticing this. Of course, these are 2021 updates.

16 November 2021

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Mario VH

We are starting a new project using Blazor Components, you said that "Our Blazor components will support .NET 6 in thenext v21.2.4 build", but considering that .Net 5 support ends on May 08,2022, Is there any estimated release date of 21.2.4 build? 2021 or 2022?

Thanks!

17 November 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Mario sorry for the late response. We expect to release v21.2.4 in early December.

23 November 2021

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Customer119746

(Video) .NET 6 en Visual Studio 2022

I updated my winforms 4.6 to use 21.2.3 in VS202 - it was working OK.

Then,after updating the application (using the "upgrade-assistant" from Microsoft)to .net 6 I started getting "The type or namespace name 'DevExpress' could not be found".

I tried fixing andreinstallingdevexpressbut didn't work.

Any idea?

best,

R.

23 November 2021

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Mohammad Javad Tavakoli

im upgarde my winfromproject to net6 with vs2022 and devexpress 21.2.3 but i have problem with formdesigner ,this cant loading form design

28 November 2021

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Dmitry (DevExpress)

@Customer119746 Try our Project Converter (Visual Studio Main Menu - DEVEXPRESS - WinForms Controls - Migrate the current project to .NET Core). If the issue persists, please submit a Support Center ticket.

@Mohammad it's hard to tell what the issue is based on one comment. If you face any technical issues, please submit a new Support Center ticket, our support engineers will do their best to help.

8 December 2021

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Customer168885

i just install the new 21.2.4 and still having problems to create DevExtreme project in visual studio 2022, it seems that there's still incompatibility with VS 2022, the error message is :

one or more required DevExtreme files were not found. please run the installer to repair or reinstall DevExtreme.

9 December 2021

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Mick Devine_1

DevExpress 21.2.4 XtraReport designer keep not working on Visual Studio 2022 with .Net 4.6.2.


Error:

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Call Stack:

at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Telemetry.WindowsErrorReporting.WatsonReport.GetClrWatsonExceptionInfo(Exception exceptionObject)

10 December 2021

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Lex (DevExpress Support)

@Customer168885, thank you for your feedback. Usually, the error you received occurs when our wizard can't find files in theProgram Files (x86)\DevExpress 21.2\DevExtremefolder. Thus, please check the following:

  1. Make sure that your antiviral tools do not block anything during the installation process and when you open the project.

  2. Make sure that you run Visual Studio and our installation with Administrator privileges.

  3. Make sure thatall experimental features are disabledin Visual Studio 2022.

  4. Clear Visual Studio cache:How to clear visual studio cache.

  5. Make sure that all Visual Studio background processes are finished before you try to create a new application


If this does not help,please submit a ticket in ourSupport Centerand share the following information:

  1. Installation logs from this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\DevExpress 21.2\DevExtreme
  2. Visual Studio Activity Log:Troubleshooting Extensions with the Activity Log.

We will do our best to find a precise solution for you.

14 December 2021

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Dmitry Tokmachev (DevExpress)

@Mick Devine_1: Thank you for your feedback. We need a complete call stack and environment details to search for the issue cause (Visual Studio 2022 exact version from the About dialog, a list of installed extensions). Could you please collect all this info and create a new ticket under the Reporting category in the DevExpress Support Center: https://devexpress.com/ask?

14 December 2021

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (46)

Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (47)

Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

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Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (50)

Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (51)

Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (52)

Daniel

"Visual Studio Design Tooling does not support multiple unique (IDE-specific) design assemblies inside a single NuGet package. For this reason (and this reason alone), ourDevExpress.Win.DesignNuGet package does not offer design-time support for .NET 6 projects in Visual Studio 2022 (Preview/RC builds)."

Why not just have multiple packages for each design assembly and then have a meta package that pulls in all those individual packages.

5 January 2022

Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Support (53)

Erik

Are there any news on the project converter to convert .NET framework apps to .NET 6/7? Is it still in development? I am really looking forward to something like this, considering that I have a lot of .NET framework apps that I would eventually like to migrate.

Kind regards

Erik

11 August 2022

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Does .NET 6 require Visual Studio 2022? ›

NET 6 is supported in both Visual Studio 2022 and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac. However, . NET 6 is not compatible with Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio for Mac 8, or MSBuild 16. You will need to upgrade to Visual Studio 2022 if you wish to use .

Will VS 2022 support .NET framework? ›

1 because these versions are no longer supported. Visual Studio 2022 and later versions can't build apps that target . NET Framework 4.0 through . NET Framework 4.5.

What .NET framework comes with Visual Studio 2022? ›

Visual Studio 2022 supports the following . NET implementations: . NET Framework versions 4.8.

Is .NET still relevant 2022? ›

NET Framework Trends 2022. The demand for . NET will continue to increase as long as new and better technologies are developed. For example, C# has been around for over a decade, but it's still one of the most popular programming languages on the market today.

How long will .NET 6 be supported? ›

Supported versions
VersionOriginal Release DateEnd of Support
.NET 6November 8, 2021November 12, 2024
.NET Core 3.1December 3, 2019December 13, 2022

How much faster is .NET 6? ›

The gist is: . NET 6 with PGO enabled may bring you: +30–40% speed on tight loops & cache-friendly logic. +15% for an average code that doesn't depend on networking & IO.

Is it worth upgrading to VS 2022? ›

With Visual Studio 2022, you'll always get the best-in-class tools and services available for any developer, any app, and any platform. Whether you're using Visual Studio for the first time or you've been using it for years, there's a lot to like in our newest version!

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You might have extensions installed that slow Visual Studio down. For help on managing extensions to improve performance, see Change extension settings to improve performance. Similarly, you might have tool windows that slow Visual Studio down.

Which processor is best for Visual Studio? ›

For guidance on improving performance, see Optimize Visual Studio performance. 1.8 GHz or faster 64-bit processor; Quad-core or better recommended.

Is .NET framework 6 or core? ›

NET 6, though, is ASP.NET Core 6, a major upgrade of Microsoft's open source framework for building modern web applications. ASP.NET Core 6 is built on top of the . NET Core runtime and allows you to build and run applications on Windows, Linux, and macOS. ASP.NET Core 6 combines the features of Web API and MVC.

Do I need to install .NET framework for Visual Studio? ›

Starting with Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio no longer includes . NET Framework components for . NET Framework 4.0 - 4.5. 1 because these versions are no longer supported.

What is difference between .NET framework and Visual Studio? ›

NET Framework. Software developers use . NET Framework to build many different types of applications—websites, services, desktop apps, and more with Visual Studio. Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that provides development productivity tools and debugging capabilities.

What a .NET developer should know in 2022? ›

Expertise in Coding

Proficiency in writing code is essential for creating applications for whatever platform be it web, mobile, or desktop. A dot net developer should have proficiency in programming languages like C#, C++, F#, VB.NET, etc for creating applications on . NET.

Should I learn ASP.NET 2022? ›

Many big companies are putting massive efforts and investment in asp.net development services Many small companies are also investing in expanding their . net development capabilities to develop web applications and projects. But what is driving such a trend in 2022 and why . NET is still relevant in 2022.

Which is the best .NET framework? ›

A cross-platform and open-source framework, . NET Core is best when developing applications on any platform. . NET Core is used for cloud applications or refactoring large enterprise applications into microservices.

Should I update to .NET 6? ›

NET 6 is the far better choice between the two frameworks. It runs faster, produces more efficient code, and guarantees long-term support. As such, upgrading from . NET 5 to .

Is .NET 6 worth learning? ›

NET 6 (and worth investing your time to read the rest of this blog). The . NET framework has a lot going for it and will be relevant for years to come. As an open-source and unified full-stack development platform, it allows you to create a modern and fast user experience.

Is .NET 6 stable? ›

Microsoft officially released long term stable version . NET 6 on November 8, 2021. It includes around ten thousand git commits. This is the first-ever release that natively supports Apple Silicon (mac OS Arm64) and provides improved support for Windows Arm64 operating systems.

Why is .NET 6 so fast? ›

. Net 6 is the first of its kind to have native support for Apple Silicon (Arm64) and has also been improved for Windows Arm64. The new dynamic Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) offered by the . Net 6 has deep optimization capabilities that are possible only at the runtime.

Should I use dotnet 5 or 6? ›

NET 6.0 has more advantages than working with the . NET 5.0 as . NET 6.0 has more improvement on the performance which also includes some major advantage as it has intelligent code editing and also it is called the fastest full-stack web framework.

Is .NET 6 backward compatible? ›

NET Framework 4.5 and later versions are backward-compatible with apps that were built with earlier versions of the . NET Framework. In other words, apps and components built with previous versions will work without modification on the . NET Framework 4.5 and later versions.

Is Visual Studio 2022 any good? ›

Scales to any project

Visual Studio 2022 is the best Visual Studio ever. Our first 64-bit IDE makes it easier to work with even bigger projects and more complex workloads. The stuff you do every day—like typing code and switching branches—feels more fluid more responsive.

Can I install both Visual Studio 2022 and 2019? ›

You can install Visual Studio on a computer that has an earlier or later version of Visual Studio already installed.

Is Visual Studio 2022 worth installing? ›

An Improved Programming Interface

Visual Studio 2022 offers a more user-friendly and intuitive coding environment. This includes increased options to customize the look and feel of the IDE (e.g., you can match it to your Windows theme) as well as the ability to deploy a document management system that works for you.

How can I make my VS 2022 faster? ›

Disable Diagnostic Tools

You may save some resources by disabling the diagnostic tools while debugging if you do not need the provided features. To disable the Diagnostic Tools, start a debugging session, select Tools > Options > Debugging > General, and then deselect the Enable Diagnostic Tools while debugging option.

Is Visual Studio good for low end PC? ›

VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware. We recommend: 1.6 GHz or faster processor. 1 GB of RAM.

How long does it take to install Visual Studio 2022? ›

The installation for Visual Studio 2022 may take several minutes to an hour, depending on your internet connection. After the installation, you can open up the IDE by searching for it in your Windows search bar.

Is 8GB RAM enough for Visual Studio? ›

For developing Windows Desktop apps, you will need Visual Studio, for mac desktop apps, you will need Xcode. Both Visual Studio and Xcode recommend 8GB of RAM or more.

Is 8GB RAM enough for software developer? ›

A laptop with 4GB of RAM should suffice. However, application or software developers who need to run virtual machines, emulators and IDEs to compile massive projects will need more RAM. A laptop with at least 8GB of RAM is ideal. The requirement goes even higher for game developers.

Is Visual Studio CPU heavy? ›

I have recently downloaded Visual Studio 2022 and have found it using a high amount of CPU and memory. This causes Visual Studio (as well as my computer) to slow down at times. The CPU usage fluctuates between 20% - 99% and the Memory usage fluctuates between 2GB - 14GB of memory.

Does VS code support .NET 6? ›

In Visual Studio Code, . NET 6 is supported with the C# extension in the VS Code Marketplace.

Does .NET 6 support Visual Basic? ›

NET 6 has language support for C# 9.0, F# 5.0, and Visual Basic 16.0, with more to come as the platform evolves throughout 2021. The download includes a runtime for new console and server apps, one for Windows desktop apps, and one for ASP.NET Core web apps.

How can I tell if .NET 6 is installed? ›

NET Core is installed on Windows is: Press Windows + R. Type cmd. On the command prompt, type dotnet --version.

Do I need all versions of Microsoft .NET Framework? ›

Whether you need any of them or not depends on what you're running. Most applications out there are still built for . NET 2 to 3.5 so installing 3.5 will cover you for that. I would recommend installing 4 as looking forwards that's what Microsoft want people to be using.

Do I need to install all .NET Framework versions? ›

You need to install the . NET Framework to run many apps on Windows. The best versions to install are the latest one and the . NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

Is .NET included in Visual Studio? ›

Built-in languages include C, C++, C++/CLI, Visual Basic . NET, C#, F#, JavaScript, TypeScript, XML, XSLT, HTML, and CSS.

Why are the disadvantages of using Microsoft Visual Studio NET? ›

Disadvantages of .NET
  • Limited object-relational (OR) support as it comes only with Entity Framework.
  • Does not come with multi platform support from Microsoft, and is not available right after installing Visual Studio.
  • The managed code can be slower than native code.
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Is C# and .NET is same? ›

C# is a programming language and . NET is a framework.

Which .NET Framework should I use Windows 10? ›

The . NET Framework 4.6. 2 is the latest supported . NET Framework version on Windows 10 1507 and 1511.

Are .NET developers well paid? ›

Net Developer is a much sought-after position, with an average net worth of ₹860,630. The average salary of a Net Software Developer is well above the national average, with the highest-paid . Net Developer earning as much as ₹96426 per month.

Is it hard to find .NET developers? ›

Developers, in general, are difficult to find in the US. With the shortage of talent, it's hard to find programmers who specialize in a specific programming language. If you want your company to succeed, you need the right set of people with the right skillset.

Is .NET difficult to learn? ›

Dot net is a user friendly and its very easy to learn .. I recommend to start with java because it is a strong and professional language and relatively simple compared to C + +.

Should I learn C# or Java in 2022? ›

Java is more popular than C# and has a greater demand. You may need to use these languages to make your project a success. C# is most suitable for Windows apps and game app development. C# is also used to develop web applications and enterprise software.

Is .NET end of life? ›

NET Core 3.1 was originally released on December 3, 2019 and is supported for three years. But the actual end of support day will be the closest Patch Tuesday starting that date, which is December 13, 2022.

Is Python better than C#? ›

In short, C# and Python are both high-level, object-oriented, and easy-to-learn languages. They ensure fast development and good performance. However, C# is more clear and organized, and it's much faster at runtime. While Python is easier to learn and write than C# and has vast standard libraries.

Is .NET 6 the same as .NET Framework? ›

NET 6 can run on natively Mac and Linux, . NET Framework cannot and you would need a third-party runtime like Mono for that capability. . NET 6 you can compile the framework into your application so the separate framework does not need to be installed to run your app. .

Is .NET good in 2022? ›

It is one of the best development frameworks for businesses and developers. It is an essential component of any frontend and backend development. A survey released by Stack Overflow this year in 2022 categorized the . NET Framework and .

What is .NET 6 framework? ›

NET 6 is the fastest full stack web framework, which lowers compute costs if you're running in the cloud. Ultimate productivity: . NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 provide hot reload, new git tooling, intelligent code editing, robust diagnostics and testing tools, and better team collaboration.

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Can we run .NET application without Visual Studio? ›

All replies. You can host your application on iis and run without visual studio. Create a windows batch file to start the ASP.NET Web Development Server and point it to your application's root directory. To open aspx page you need a ASP.NET server.

What are the system requirements for Visual Studio 2022? ›

  • Summary. Visual Studio 2022 is supported only on 64-bit editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and higher and Windows Server 2016 and higher. ...
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Do I need to install .NET 6 runtime? ›

.NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.10

The .NET Desktop Runtime enables you to run existing Windows desktop applications. This release includes the .NET Runtime; you don't need to install it separately.

Is .NET installed with Visual Studio? ›

Starting with Visual Studio 2022, Visual Studio no longer includes . NET Framework components for . NET Framework 4.0 - 4.5.

Why are the disadvantages of using Microsoft Visual Studio NET? ›

Disadvantages of .NET
  • Limited object-relational (OR) support as it comes only with Entity Framework.
  • Does not come with multi platform support from Microsoft, and is not available right after installing Visual Studio.
  • The managed code can be slower than native code.
26 Jul 2016

What is difference between .NET and Visual Studio? ›

The two products are different but intimately related. Visual Studio . NET is an application-development tool for writing applications; the . NET Framework provides the infrastructure required to run those applications.

Can you sell software made in Visual Studio? ›

As long as your company does not meet the enterprise definition, and no more than five people use Visual Studio. you can sell your software.

Is Visual Studio 2022 is stable? ›

Visual Studio 2022 is the best Visual Studio ever. Our first 64-bit IDE makes it easier to work with even bigger projects and more complex workloads. The stuff you do every day—like typing code and switching branches—feels more fluid more responsive.

Which processor is best for Visual Studio? ›

For guidance on improving performance, see Optimize Visual Studio performance. 1.8 GHz or faster 64-bit processor; Quad-core or better recommended.

Is Visual Studio Code enough? ›

A developer can rely on Visual Studio Code for all kinds of development, as long as they pair it with the right tools. VS Code comes with built-in support for JavaScript, Node. js, and TypeScript.

What version of Visual Studio do I need for .NET 6? ›

NET 6 is supported by Visual Studio 2022 and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac (and later versions).

Is .NET 6 Ready? ›

NET 6 will be supported for three years. Developers have already started upgrading applications to . NET 6 and we've heard great early results in production. . NET 6 is ready for your app.
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Is .NET 6 same as .NET core? ›

NET 6, though, is ASP.NET Core 6, a major upgrade of Microsoft's open source framework for building modern web applications. ASP.NET Core 6 is built on top of the . NET Core runtime and allows you to build and run applications on Windows, Linux, and macOS. ASP.NET Core 6 combines the features of Web API and MVC.

How do you check if .NET 6 is installed? ›

To check what version of .Net installed on the machine, follow steps below:
  1. Run command "regedit" from console to open Registry Editor.
  2. Look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP.
  3. All installed .NET Framework versions are listed under NDP drop-down list.

Does Visual Studio support .NET framework? ›

If you are an existing VS Code user, you can also add . NET support by installing the . NET Extension Pack, which includes these extensions: C# for Visual Studio Code.

Is Visual Studio 2022 cross-platform? ›

Visual Studio 2022 includes better cross-platform app development tools and the latest version of C++ build tools, to include C++20 support.

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