Get started with .NET

This article teaches you how to create and run a "Hello World!" .NET app.

If you're unsure what .NET is, start with the .NET introduction.

Create an application

First, download and install the .NET SDK on your computer.

Next, open a terminal such as PowerShell, Command Prompt, or bash. Enter the following dotnet commands to create and run a C# application:

dotnet new console --output sample1
dotnet run --project sample1

You see the following output:

Hello World!

Congratulations! You've created a simple .NET application.

Next steps

Get started developing .NET applications by following a step-by-step tutorial or by watching .NET 101 videos on YouTube.