How to install .NET Standard 2.0


The release of .NET Standard has been officially announced here.  I looked for a way to update .NET Standard to version 2.0 as I could see it was not installed on my workstation.  As shown in Figure 1, I only had version 1.0 – 1.6 installed.

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Figure 1, how to upgrade, install new version of .NET standard

The easiest way I found was to first upgrade my version of Visual Studio from the version I had, see Figure 2, where is shows I had version 15.0 and that there is a new version 15.3 which is ready for download and installation.

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Figure 2, how to upgrade, install new version of .NET standard

Once I downloaded and installed the Visual Studio update, I downloaded and installed the SDK installer from here.  After the installation of the version 2.0,0 specifically here, was complete, the files were placed into the c:\Program Files\dotnet folder, I could change the properties of my .NET Standard project to 2.0 as I desired.  See Figure 3.

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Figure 3, how to upgrade, install new version of .NET Core

See my other post about upgrading the .NET Core version here.

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