ASP.NET Core updates in .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3

Sourabh Shirhatti [MSFT]

.NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 is now available. This release is primarily focused on bug fixes.

See the release notes for additional details and known issues.

Get started

To get started with ASP.NET Core in .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 install the .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 SDK.

If you’re on Windows using Visual Studio, for the best experience we recommend installing the latest preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.4. Installing Visual Studio 2019 16.4 will also install .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3, so you don’t need to separately install it. For Blazor development with .NET Core 3.1, Visual Studio 2019 16.4 is required.

Alongside this .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 release, we’ve also released a Blazor WebAssembly update. To install the latest Blazor WebAssembly template also run the following command:

dotnet new -i Microsoft.AspNetCore.Blazor.Templates::3.1.0-preview3.19555.2

Upgrade an existing project

To upgrade an existing ASP.NET Core 3.1 Preview 2 project to 3.1 Preview 3:

  • Update all Microsoft.AspNetCore.* package references to 3.1.0-preview3.19555.2

See also the full list of breaking changes in ASP.NET Core 3.1.

That’s it! You should now be all set to use .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3!

Give feedback

We hope you enjoy the new features in this preview release of ASP.NET Core! Please let us know what you think by filing issues on GitHub.

Thanks for trying out ASP.NET Core!