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Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • 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 was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 7/2/2019.

.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

To install Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dotnetcore-runtime.portable

To upgrade Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dotnetcore-runtime.portable


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $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
  • tools\data.ps1 Show
        PackageName = 'dotnetcore-runtime.portable'
        Version = '2.0.6'
        Url = ''
        Checksum = '01e4a3efcf257ce8b5ebdeef1185ea0e7c1f359be7d6a1f826e6b1a74041fe67f450f3472adbd9507177060c135ce45dee6051d0680b9671f256686f28afcef6'
        ChecksumType = 'sha512'
        Url64 = ''
        Checksum64 = 'bd065bd434d4bffa0c22605b3d3d12d150eae41ae45272d51696c8609ff0a83e0f1a147a789db7afaa78e8a02b6b167b79b7e5056f21aa0c1168bea5d14c4451'
        ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


.NET Foundation and Contributors


Release Notes


.NET Core Release Notes


Initial package release for .NET Core 2.0.6.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.2.2 114 Thursday, February 14, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.2.1 83 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.2.0 94 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.6 83 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.5 125 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.4 98 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.3 109 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.2 156 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Core Runtime (Portable) 2.1.1 146 Friday, June 22, 2018 approved
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