Create your first WinForms app on .NET Core [2 of 3]

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This tutorial shows how to create your first WinForms application targeting .NET Core 3 and explains the base components of the WinForms application.

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    Edward

    I'm running the latest update of VS2019 Professional and when I try to open the designer, it simply opens another copy of Form1.cs. VS2019 is still broken.

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    Nilotpol
    Can I run the same code in Mac?
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    TryingToBe​Helpful
    Edward: I experienced the same problem, but then I found Olia's September 30th blog post. She explains that it isn't automatically available in VS yet. You need to enable the designer, download and install the Windows Forms .NET Core Designer VSIX package. Read about it here: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-net-core-windows-forms-designer-preview-1/
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    Klaus Ruttkowski

    I've created and published a free ProjectTemplate in the meantime. It includes a complete framework of a NetCore Forms application with customized menus, Splash and About Screen, MRUManager and Config:

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vs-publisher-106990.RuFormNetCore

    Greeting Klaus

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