.NET Core Lifecycle (EOL)

.NET Core

Below you can find the life cycle for each version of programming language .NET Core, like .NET 5.0, including release dates and end of life (EOL) dates.

.NET Core is a set of runtime, library and compiler components which can be used in various configurations for device and cloud workloads.
.NET Core is a development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community. It is cross-platform and can be used in device, cloud, and embedded/IoT scenarios. .NET Core refers to several technologies including .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

Product website: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/


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Facts for .NET Core

C#, Visual Basic and F#
Compatible with .NET Framework, Xamarin and Mono

Current releases

Release Release date End of life
.NET 5.0November, 2020
.NET Core 2.1May 30, 2018August 21, 2021

All releases

Release Release date End of life
.NET 5.0November, 2020
.NET Core 3.1December 3, 2019December 3, 2020
.NET Core 3.0September, 2019March 3, 2020
.NET Core 2.2December 4, 2018December 23, 2019
.NET Core 2.1May 30, 2018August 21, 2021
.NET Core 2.1 RC1May 8, 2018June 30, 2018
.NET Core 2.0August 14, 2017October 1, 2018
.NET Core 1.1November 16, 2016June 27, 2019
.NET Core 1.0June 27, 2016June 27, 2019
.NET Core 1.0.0 RC2May 16, 2016September 27, 2016
.NET Core 1.0.0 RC1February 15, 2016July 16, 2016