Installing .NET SDK on Windows, macOS and Linux

Apr 28, 2024 1:13:57 AM

What is .NET SDK?

.NET SDK is a Software Development Kit for building applications on the .NET platform. It includes essential tools, libraries, and a runtime environment for creating .NET applications. It is a requirement for those who want to build applications and smart-contracts using C#.

Steps to Install .NET SDK

To install .NET SDK, you’ll need to have a package manager installed. If you haven’t installed it yet, refer to the Installing a Package Manager on Windows and macOS article.

  1. Open Terminal or Command Prompt.
  2. Use the following command to install the .NET SDK:
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  2. Once installation is complete, close and reopen the terminal to refresh the environment variables.

Verify the Installation

To verify the installation, run the following command:

Issue: dotnet not recognized

If dotnet is not recognized as a command after installation, try closing and reopening your Terminal session. This will refresh the environment variables and should allow the dotnet command to be recognized.