Downloads of v 5.0.0-rc2204755:


Last Update:

13 Oct 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


microsoft .net core runtime redistributable

Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable)

This is a prerelease version of Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable).

5.0.0-rc2204755 | Updated: 13 Oct 2020



Downloads of v 5.0.0-rc2204755:


Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft

Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 5.0.0-rc2204755

This is a prerelease version of Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable).

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  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package is unlisted and hidden from package listings.

.NET Core is a general purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It is cross-platform, supporting Windows, macOS and Linux, and can be used in device, cloud, and embedded/IoT scenarios.

This package is required to run console applications with the .NET Core runtime. The .NET Core Runtime is installed in the Chocolatey package installation directory, enabling side-by-side install of multiple versions. No shims are generated by default, so this package will also coexist peacefully with the dotnetcore-runtime.install package. To enable side-by-side installs, pass the --sxs argument to Chocolatey when installing this package.

.NET Core supports Windows 7 SP1 / Server 2008 R2 or later. On Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2, security update KB2533623 must be installed, according to documented system requirements.

The package supports the following parameters (--package-parameters, --params):

  • ShimDotnetExe - allows Chocolatey to generate a shim for dotnet.exe, effectively adding dotnet.exe to PATH

Example: cinst -y --params="ShimDotnetExe" dotnetcore-runtime.portable

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
Set-StrictMode -Version 2

$data = & (Join-Path -Path (Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path) -ChildPath data.ps1)

function Test-ShouldShimDotnetExe
    return $Env:chocolateyPackageParameters -like '*ShimDotnetExe*'

function Test-SideBySide
        [string] $packageDir,
        [string] $packageName,
        [string] $version

    return $packageDir -like "*\$packageName.$version*"

$packageDir = Split-Path -Parent -Path (Split-Path -Parent -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$sxs = Test-SideBySide -packageDir $packageDir -packageName $data.PackageName -version $data.Version
if ($sxs)
    Write-Verbose 'Performing a side-by-side installation.'
    Write-Verbose 'Performing a non-side-by-side installation'

$shouldShimDotnetExe = Test-ShouldShimDotnetExe
if ($shouldShimDotnetExe)
    Write-Output "A shim for dotnet.exe will be generated, as requested. The 'dotnet' command will be available from all command prompts."
    if ($sxs)
        Write-Warning 'In a side-by-side installation, only the last installed dotnet.exe will be accessible via the shim.'
    Write-Output "A shim for dotnet.exe will not be generated. The 'dotnet' command will need to be invoked using the full path ($packageDir\dotnet.exe)."

$arguments = @{
    packageName = $data.PackageName
    unzipLocation = $packageDir
    url = $data.Url
    checksum = $data.Checksum
    checksumType = $data.ChecksumType
    url64bit = $data.Url64
    checksum64 = $data.Checksum64
    checksumType64 = $data.ChecksumType64
Set-StrictMode -Off
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments | Out-Null # returns unzipLocation
Set-StrictMode -Version 2

Write-Debug "Generating ShimGen .ignore files"
$rootDotnetExePath = Join-Path -Path $packageDir -ChildPath 'dotnet.exe'
Get-ChildItem -Path $packageDir -Include '*.exe' -Recurse | ForEach-Object -Process {
    $filePath = $_.FullName
    Write-Debug "Found exe file: $filePath"
    if ($filePath -ne $rootDotnetExePath -or (-not $shouldShimDotnetExe))
        $ignoreFilePath = "$filePath.ignore"
        Write-Debug "Creating file $ignoreFilePath"
        New-Item -Path $ignoreFilePath -ItemType File -Force | Out-Null
    PackageName = 'dotnetcore-runtime.portable'
    Version = '5.0.0-rc2204755'
    Url = ''
    Checksum = 'aefde8e640b85a414e4624f81359df451bb7581cbc76098503df8f2ba1795274e16dd6687001f00bf7bf3c8acf01ba206556e5610bfe53513c4b639f9e3416b4'
    ChecksumType = 'sha512'
    Url64 = ''
    Checksum64 = 'c30f33faacf5c2672339a29337984b7dbf64ba989a19396f9bb1858e5dfc4ce758787cae3c08580f864f30c491721d5a22a6f54ebd89deed1135b44181f901fe'
    ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.9 77 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.8 70 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.5 172 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 3.1.3 485 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved


.NET Core Release Notes


Initial package release for .NET Core 2.0.6.

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