The .NET Platform Guide provides a large amount of information about the .NET Platform. Depending on your familiarity with .NET, you may wish to explore different sections of this guide and other sections of the .NET documentation.
New to .NET
If you're new to .NET, check out the Get Started article.
If you prefer to have a guided tour through major features of .NET, check out the Tour of .NET.
You can also read about .NET Architectural Components to get an overview of the various "pieces" of .NET and how they fit together.
New to .NET Core
If you're new to .NET Core, check out Get Started with .NET Core.
New to .NET Standard
If you're new to .NET Standard, check out .NET Standard Library.
Porting .NET Framework Code to .NET Core
If you're looking to port an application, service, or some component of a system to .NET Core, check out Porting to .NET Core from .NET Framework.
Porting a NuGet package from .NET Framework to .NET Standard or .NET Core
If you're looking to port a NuGet package to .NET Standard, check out Porting to .NET Core from .NET Framework. Tooling for .NET Standard and .NET Core are shared, so the content will be relevant for porting to .NET Standard as well as .NET Core.
Interested in Major .NET Concepts
If you're interested in some of the major concepts of .NET, check out:
- .NET Architectural Components
- .NET Standard Library
- Native Interoperability
- Garbage Collection
- Base Types in .NET
- Dates, times, and time zones
- Asynchronous Programming
Additionally, check out each language guide to learn about the three major .NET languages:
Check out the .NET API Reference to see the breadth of APIs avaialable.