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In this quick post, we will see how to create an exe from .Net Core console application.
When we create a console application using .Net Core, you will notice that the exe would not be created when you build the application.
Let us quickly create an application to check this.
I created a .Net Core console application and built the solution. If we open the debug folder, we can see everything except the exe:
Do not think it is a bug in .Net Core, but actually it is a feature. the dlls generated is nothing but the portable apps model which does not generate the exe. They are executed by the .Net Core shared run-time. You can just run the application by running the command dotnet run.
You can read nice explanation here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44038847/vs2017-compile-netcoreapp-as-exe
Generate the exe
But, If you really want to generate the exe then just run below command:
dotnet publish -c Debug -r win10-x64
Update: As per the comment below from Stig Schmidt Nielsson:
Fine tip, but one should consider to do a release or debug build. For release builds:
dotnet publish -c Release -r win10-x64
This command will generate the exe as you can see below:
This will create the stand alone apps which are similar to our old .Net applications. This allows not to have the .NET Core as the shared run-time in the target machines.
You can find valid run-time from here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/rid-catalog#rid-graph
Hope it helps.