ASP.NET Core is an open-source supports Github Community and NEw .NET contributions are 60% community made, It also provides the cross-platform framework for building modern, cloud-based web apps on Windows server 2016, macOS 10.12, Linux Mint 18, and Open SUSE 42.1.

The First version of ASP.NET core 1.0 was released on 17 may 2016. .NET Core 2.0 was released on 14 August 2017 along with Visual Studio 2017 15.3, .NET Core 2.0, and Entity Framework Core 2.0. .NET Core 2.1 was released on May 30, 2018. .NET Core 3 was announced on May 7, 2018, at Microsoft Build. A public preview release is planned for the end of 2018 and an official release is planned for 2019. With .NET Core 3 the framework will get support for the development of desktop application software, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and IoT apps.

.NET Core supports four cross-platform scenarios: ASP.NET Core web apps, command-line apps, libraries, and Universal Windows Platform apps. It does not currently implement Windows Forms or WPF which render the standard GUI for desktop software on Windows. Microsoft announced in 2018 that .NET Core 3 will support desktop technologies WinForms, WPF and UWP.

When do we need to Choose ASP.NET Core?

When a user needs to build multiple applications and versions for platforms like Windows, macOS or Linux. Asp.NET Core does recommend using the Razor Page’s approach to create a Web UI, MVC, and Web API. It also gives higher performance than ASP.NET older versions.

Why Microsoft Promoting ASP.NET Core?

You might be still wondering, why Microsoft has taken a direction towards platform independence and inclining towards the MAC and Linux community. We need to understand that in an application development lifecycle, It is unlikely that any application developer or company will use Microsoft SQL Server in their projects and also there is a very high chance is that this web applications will land up somewhere on a Linux box, Amazon Web Services or on Google Cloud Platforms. Hence to enable this vast and flexible hosting of these applications, Microsoft is investing in Platform independent hosting along with the help of Open source community development.

Here are the 10 Features to build better Applications with ASP.NET Core Framework,

1) Cross-Platform Compatibility

With the official release of .NET Core, Developers can now create Applications with C# source code and run them in cross-platforms like macOS, Linux, and windows. This Cross-platform feature allows developers to edit HTML, CSS and JSON Content and publish the application to their respective App Store Services.

2) Modular Framework Designs

This Feature includes modernizing web apps. It’s all about components separating it into APIs and build whatever modular framework designs you want. It ships as a collection of Nuget Packages which can provide tighter security, improve Performance and reduce servicing of web apps.

3) Cloud-based Application Development

vCloud-based application development is picking up these days and using ASP.NET core along with a blend of cloud-based application support is an advantage for any developer and user also.

4) Community-based Application Development

Microsoft is already moving towards community-based Application development rather than their traditional application development. This feature can bring generously faster to the ASP.NET core and gives the advantage over the traditional ASP.NET Application. Hence our perspective we believe Learning ASP.NET core is the key thing not only in the current era but future application development is mostly dominated by community-based development, which brings in rapid and easy changes in the development lifecycle.

5) Nuget-based Application Development

Nuget based applications support gives a greater facility with the .NET Core Framework Features. Nuget based approach support easy updates on the packages and whenever a new version of package release, It’s easy to integrate or update the existing packages. It also gives a bigger Adjourn development life cycle, as there is no need to upgrade the whole framework of the application development.

6) High performance

It is one of the greatest features of the ASP.NET Core with the modular framework. It is redesigned from the ground up to take advantage of asynchronous programming models, be much more lightweight, and fast! When we talk about modular framework ASP.NET core shifts entirely Nuget Package which improves security and performance of the solution and reduces the services.

7) Multiple environments and development mode

One of the coolest features is the new environment feature of the ASP.NET core. It allows you to easily differentiate parts of your code for their behavior in development, staging, production. For instance, it is used within your Startup.cs file to help configure your application. In this case, whether or not we want to show a more detailed exception page for development only.

8) Dependency Injection

One of the new features of .NET Core is built in dependency injection. It is heavily used within .NET MVC Framework itself. It is the better way that ways like database contexts, logging contexts, and other things are passed into your MVC controllers.

9) Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Protection

Security is essential for any Cross-Platform based framework. It is also one of those ways that can be a lot of work to prevent certain types of threats. Cross-Site Request Forgery is in referencing to hijacking users authenticated session to perform an action that they did not initiate.

For example, let’s assume that you log in to your bank account and then redirect to another website. If that other fake website could do a POST to your original bank website to transfer funds, that would be a fraud thing. It could potentially do that if your online session on the banking website is valid and the bank does not properly validate requests. ASP.NET Core is a great framework that is available to stop these types of attacks. It produces anti-forgery tokens.

10) Globalization and Localization

ASP.NET makes it easy to localize dates, numbers, and the text within your web application. If you want your application to be used across the globe, localization will be very important to you. ASP.NET authorizes customizing your application for multiple languages via resource files. These resource files are considered as the central repository where all texts are kept, and web pages can read this resource file and get labels populated. There are two types of resources: Local Resources – specific for a page and Global Resources – common for the whole website.


In this article, we have focused on some of the important features of .NET Core Framework. Amar Infotech provides ASP.Net core development services – we have a team of ASP.NET core MVC developers to build cross-platform apps based on the requirement.

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