.NET Upgrade Assistant


What is the .NET Upgrade Assistant
The .NET Upgrade Assistant is a command-line tool that can be run on different kinds of .NET Framework apps. It's designed to assist with upgrading .NET Framework apps to .NET 6. After running the tool, in most cases the app will require additional effort to complete the migration. The tool includes the installation of analyzers that can assist with completing the migration.
Currently the tool supports the following .NET Framework app types:
  • .NET Framework Windows Forms apps
  • .NET Framework WPF apps
  • .NET Native UWP apps
  • .NET Framework ASP.NET MVC apps
  • .NET Framework console apps
  • .NET Framework class libraries
The tool also supports projects that use these code languages:
  • C#
  • Visual Basic.NET
The .NET Upgrade Assistant is currently prerelease and is receiving frequent updates. If you discover problems using the tool, report them in the tool's GitHub repository.
Install the .NET Upgrade Assistant
This section describes how to install the .NET Upgrade Assistant. You can also follow a step-by-step guided tutorial.
  • Windows Operating System
  • .NET 6 SDK
  • Visual Studio 2022 17.0 or later
Installation steps
The .NET Upgrade Assistant is a .NET tool that is installed globally with the following command:

dotnet tool install -g upgrade-assistant

Similarly, because the .NET Upgrade Assistant is installed as a .NET tool, it can be easily updated by running:

dotnet tool update -g upgrade-assistant

Source: Microsoft

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