Create a .NET console application using command line

We don’t deal with .NET framework, or .NET Core anymore. We call it ‘.NET’. As of writing this blog, the latest version available is .NET 5. And, these steps works in previous versions of .NET Core also.

Assuming you have downloaded the latest version of .NET.

Step 1:Open command prompt

Step 2: Type: dotnet new console -name “HelloWorld

You must see a new folder named “HelloWorld” crated with a directory structure like this:

You can open Program.cs to see its contents. It has a very basic program to display “Hello World!” message.

Step 3: Your .NET console application is ready. First, you have to build it

Type command: dotnet build “HelloWorld”

You can see HelloWorld.exe file is created, in addition to some other files in your folder \HelloWorld\bin\Debug\net5.0

Step 4: Run!

You can simply run the exe file directly going to the location, or by typing this command:

Type command:

Step 5: Alternate way to run the program

Go inside your program folder, i.e., “HelloWorld“, then type command:

dotnet run HelloWorld

or simply, dotnet run

JavaScript Notification API for beginners

Just two steps:

  1. Ask user the permission to send notifications


2. Create/send notifiation

notificaiton = new Notification (‘This is a notification’);     

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#BeHonest 2021 Resolution

#BeHonest 100% is one of my 2021 resolution. It doesn’t mean I was not honest previous years but I was, though I was not Mr. Perfect!

But who in the life doesn’t say lies?

Looking back, I had many minor, but not-harmful lies to family and friends but I always had that feeling of regret, and the pain of making more lies to cover up a previous lie. Same time, I did postmortem of my actions and always used to replay in mind the same scene with the intention of having a better result, and that always gave me peace, and that process gave me courage to overcome when a next similar situation occurs again. Being honest always helped me to take more risks in life and I was never let down by anybody because I am being honest, but it has become an advantage for my life and career.

My twin brothers are my inspiration for ‘being honest’, and just because of this qualiry the people around me likes me.

Why .NET 5.0 and not .NET Core 5.0? And, where is .NET (core) 4.0?

Note the point…

.NET 5.0 is the next major release of .NET Core following 3.1. We named this new release .NET 5.0 instead of .NET Core 4.0 for two reasons:

  • We skipped version numbers 4.x to avoid confusion with .NET Framework 4.x.
  • We dropped “Core” from the name to emphasize that this is the main implementation of .NET going forward. .NET 5.0 supports more types of apps and more platforms than .NET Core or .NET Framework.

ASP.NET Core 5.0 is based on .NET 5.0 but retains the name “Core” to avoid confusing it with ASP.NET MVC 5. Likewise, Entity Framework Core 5.0 retains the name “Core” to avoid confusing it with Entity Framework 5 and 6.