Microsoft provides a Visual Studio IDE add-on for.NET upgrades

Microsoft provides a Visual Studio IDE add-on for.NET upgrades

Microsoft is previewing a Visual Studio IDE extension designed to update older.NET-based applications to the most recent versions of the.NET software development platform. The.NET Upgrade Assistant extension, which can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Marketplace, enables users to upgrade existing .NET Framework or.NET Core web and desktop applications to.NET 6, which will be available in November 2021, or.NET 7, starting in November 2022. Migrations from the.NET 5 release in 2020 are additionally feasible. Upgrading applications, especially from the.NET Framework, has historically been a challenging process, according to Olia Gavrysh, program manager for.NET at Microsoft. However, developers using the extension will be able to upgrade by right-clicking on a project in Solution Explorer and selecting Upgrade.

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