.NET Core 3.0 for the Desktop

At Build 2019, Microsoft announced the release date for .NET Core 3.0 to be this coming September. This release includes the highly touted support for desktop platforms like WinForms and WPF. Today, there's still a large developer base that's building desktop applications using these .NET Windows desktop frameworks and by using .NET Core 3.0, you can now build desktop applications on the .NET Core platform.

Microsoft accomplishes this task via a new Windows Desktop package (similar to the ASP.NET platform package), a desktop project type that knows about WinForms and WPF, and runtime NuGet packages that allow targeting desktop-specific applications that can produce .NET executables on .NET Core. The Windows support libraries provide access to all of those Windows-specific APIs that the .NET Core Runtime doesn't support.

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