Posted On: May 4, 2021

Porting Assistant for .NET is now available as a Visual Studio IDE extension. With this release, developers can access Porting Assistant for .NET directly from the Visual Studio IDE to assess incompatibilities and be more productive with an integrated experience for porting their .NET applications. Along with rich source code editing features provided by the IDE, this extension provides developers with feedback on lines of code that need to be modified to make the source code compatible with .NET Core. Developers can now run automated porting and take advantage of continuous assessment of incompatibilities as they make updates to the code.

Porting Assistant for .NET is an open source analysis tool that scans .NET Framework applications and generates a .NET Core or .NET 5 compatibility assessment, helping you port your applications to Linux faster. Porting .NET Framework applications to .NET Core or .NET 5 helps customers take advantage of the performance, cost savings, and the robust Linux ecosystem.

The new Porting Assistant for .NET extension is available for download through the Visual Studio marketplace here. The existing Porting Assistant for .NET standalone tool can be downloaded from here.

Learn more about the Porting Assistant for .NET Visual Studio IDE extension in our documentation here.