.NET Core Console Applications On Mac OS X, Ubuntu 14.04 And Windows 10 - Part Two


This article demonstrates how to create console applications on Mac OS X (10.12.3). In my previous article, I have covered .NET Core on Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. Please refer to my previous article. This article gives the details of OS versions, Tools set, and 2 demos on only Mac OS X.

The code tested on the below Operating System versions.

  • Mac OS X (10.12.3)
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Windows 10

Tool Set

  • .NET Core 1.0.4
  • .NET Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools
  • Text Editors: gedit (Ubuntu 14.04), and Notepad (Windows)
  • Visual Studio Code (1.12.2)
  • Git

Source Code Link - https://github.com/vishipayyallore/SpeakerSessions/tree/master/CSharpCorner_20May2017

Demo 1 Console application using terminal, CLI and Text Editor

Mac OS X (10.12.3)

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Get the latest code from GitHub at this source code link.

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Open the Program.cs in Text Editor (in my case, TextEdit on Mac OS X). Add a comment to the Main method. The line has been highlighted below.


  1. class Program {  
  2.     /// <summary>  
  3.     /// Same code works in Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10.  
  4.     /// It also works in Mac OS!!!!  
  5.     /// </summary>  
  6.     static void Main(string[] args) {  

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Execute the following to view the program execution.

  • dotnet restore
  • dotnet run

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Push the changes back to GitHub.


Demo 2 Console application using terminal, cli, and Visual Studio Code

Mac OS X (10.12.3)

Get the latest source code from GitHub. Open GenericsDemo folder in Visual Studio Code. Execute "dotnet restore" within integrated terminal of Visual Studio Code.

dotnet restore

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In our previous article, we discussed about .NET Core Launch and .NET Core Attach. Please refer to my previous article for more information.

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Execute the program. Try both, .NET Core Launch and .NET Core Attach.

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We can use the integration Git within Visual Studio Code to push the code to GitHub.


In this article, I discussed how we can create console applications using .NET Code and C#. We also saw how to create these in Mac OS X (10.12.3), Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. We also saw that the same code works on Mac OS X (10.12.3), Ubuntu 14.04, and Windows 10.

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