A Journey from ASP.NET Framework to ASP.NET Core

Initial development with ASP.NET framework

Initially, projects were developed using ASP.NET Framework, which provided various options for user interfaces.

  • Windows forms (WinForms): For desktop applications with rich UI controls.
  • Windows presentation foundation (WPF): For desktop applications with advanced graphics and multimedia support.
  • ASP.NET web forms: For web applications with a component-based UI model and event-driven programming.

Transition to ASP.NET MVC

  • As web development evolved, ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) emerged as a popular framework for building web applications using the ASP.NET Framework. ASP.NET MVC introduced a more structured approach to web development, separating concerns into models, views, and controllers.
  • ASP.NET MVC allowed developers to create web applications with cleaner code architecture, better testability, and improved control over HTML markup.

Introduction of ASP.NET Core

  • With the advent of .NET Core, Microsoft introduced ASP.NET Core, a cross-platform, high-performance framework for building modern web applications and services.
  • ASP.NET Core MVC is the web framework included in ASP.NET Core, providing similar functionality to ASP.NET MVC but with enhancements and optimizations for performance, scalability, and cross-platform development.

Integration of AngularJS and Angular

  • While ASP.NET Framework and ASP.NET Core MVC provide server-side rendering of UI components, it's common to integrate client-side frameworks like AngularJS (for older projects) or Angular (for newer projects) to build interactive, dynamic user interfaces.
  • In the ASP.NET Framework, AngularJS can be integrated with server-side code to create single-page applications (SPAs) and enhance the user experience.
  • In ASP.NET Core, Angular is often preferred for its modern features, performance, and ecosystem support. ASP.NET Core provides seamless integration with Angular for building SPAs or using Angular components within server-rendered views

.Net Framework and .Net Core Version

S.No. Release Release Date
1 .NET Framework 1.0 13-Feb-02
2 .NET Framework 1.1 24-Apr-03
3 .NET Framework 2.0 07-Nov-05
4 .NET Framework 3.0 06-Nov-06
5 .NET Framework 3.5 19-Nov-07
6 .NET Framework 4.0 12-Apr-10
7 .NET Framework 4.5 15-Aug-12
8 .NET Framework 4.5.1 17-Oct-13
9 .NET Framework 4.5.2 05-May-14
10 .NET Framework 4.6 20-Jul-15
11 .NET Framework 4.6.1 30-Nov-15
12 .NET Core 1.0 27-Jun-16
13 .NET Core 1.1 16-Nov-16
14 .NET Core 2.0 14-Aug-17
15 .NET Core 2.1 30-May-18
16 .NET Core 2.2 04-Dec-18
17 .NET Core 3.0 23-Sep-19
18 .NET Core 3.1 03-Dec-19
19 .NET 5 10-Nov-20
20 .NET 6 08-Nov-21
21 .NET 7 08-Nov-22
22 .NET 8 14-Nov-23
23 .NET 9 2024
24 .NET 10 2025


The evolution of .NET web development from WinForms to ASP.NET Framework and ASP.NET Core, incorporating UI technologies like Angular, reflects the dynamic landscape of modern application development

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