.NET Core Support

The following table describes the versions of .NET Core supported by the stable and preview versions of Visual Studio for Mac:

.NET Core SDK Version Visual Studio for Mac 8.1 (Stable) Visual Studio for Mac 8.2 (Preview)
v2.1.0 - v2.1.5xx
v2.1.600 + ✔︎ ✔︎
v2.2.1 - v2.2.1xx
v2.2.200 + ✔︎ ✔︎
v3.0 < Preview 3
v3.0 Preview 3, 4, 5 ✔︎ ✔︎
v3.0 Preview 6 ✔︎


If you were previously using .NET Core v2.2.1xx with Visual Studio for Mac 8.0, you'll need to manually update to a supported version of .NET Core, as listed in the table above. We recommend either 2.1.700 or 2.2.300

  • .NET Core v2.1.700 is installed by default with the installer.
  • To download any other version of .NET Core, visit the dotnet page.
  • For information on installing a preview version of Visual Studio for Mac, see the Install a Preview Release guide.