Introduction to .NET Core project files

Starting from Visual COBOL 7.0, .NET Core projects make use of the Micro Focus project SDK. The project SDK is versioned and supplied as a NuGet package in the NuGetPackages folder in the product installation, with the version being used defined in the project's global.json file.

When working with .NET Core projects that use the Micro Focus project SDK, you can create, build and run the projects using the relevant dotnet commands or you can continue to use the Visual Studio IDE to perform the same tasks.

If a new version of the Micro Focus project SDK is supplied, there will be an updated NuGet package, and your .NET Core projects will need to be updated. This involves simply editing the global.json file to specify the new version number of the package: