27 August, 2020 by img Rahul Panchal in ASP.Net Development

Both ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET MVC are two web application frameworks where NET MVC has already been discontinued.

Microsoft, NET Foundation, and the open-sourced community all pooled in their resources and expertise to develop ASP.NET core to develop this open-source cross-platform web framework. The stable release was done just one month earlier and the preview release about 24 days ago. As Microsoft is the main developer, the operating systems are Windows, macOS, and Linux.

ASP.NET MVC as the name suggests is a model – view – controller oriented pattern developed by Microsoft the preview release of which was in 2016 and the final release was done about two years back. This also has a cross-platform operation but has been discontinued.


ASP.Net core is a much-upgraded version since it combines apart from ASP.NET MVC also ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET web pages. It combines all of them into a single programming model. Moreover ASP.NET Core although being a comparatively new framework and with a new web stack is doing great as far as concept compatibility with ASP.NET is concerned.


On the other ASP.NET MVC permits web application development primarily on three logic layers

M—- MODEL [business layer]

V —- VIEW [display layer]

C —- CONTROLLER [input control]

One of the major differences between ASP.Net core and ASP.NET MVC is in the area of the project structure. Since ASP.NETcore is a highly upgraded modular web framework, it is much easier to operate than NET MVC. One can upgrade the existing framework with much ease.

The view engines used in MVC3 and MVC4 are Razor and the web forms whereas in ASP.NET Core apart from Razor core there are EF core, MVC Core, SignalR, Blazor, and identity giving it a winning edge.


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Important Differences to Note

  • Since NET Core is a fully cross-platform network with continuous compilation any app development for any operating system, be it Windows, macOS or Linux is easily possible without hassle. Desktop, console and web apps in any operating system can be done using this framework. In a nutshell, ASP.NET core is a much more advanced solution successfully combining WEB API and .NET MVC into a single framework.

  • When working on the project structures, ASP.NET Core does not contain any web configuration figures like ASP.NET MVC.

  • NET Core can run on IIS or standalone. Cloud optimization is optimized for internet applications.

  • A big benefit for ASP.NET Core is that since it is cross-platform therefore application developed needs to be put in severally for the package. Build and run coupled with cross-platform function enables it to work on the multidisciplinary operating system.

  • As ASP.NET Core is almost a combination of NET frameworks, app developers can still run the apps on NET Core even with NET Frameworks.

  • NET Core has another clear advantage is that it has a configuration system which has a cloud-ready clouds specific environment.

  • NET Core is much easier to work on mobile app development, as it is compatible with Xamarin for use in cross platforms.


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  • The development of the micro services-oriented system is much easier while working with the NET Core framework. Multiple micro services can also help in developing a powerful system.

  • With the help of ASP.NET Core the app developers can enhance and fully strengthen the working of applications drastically without using any hardware or infrastructure. Side by side, app versioning is also possible.

  • .NET core has inbuilt support for dependency injection.

  • Since .NET core supports UWP and .NET Core libraries, it can easily be used to work on the development of Windows 10 targeted apps.

  • NET Core helps app developers store many user secrets.

  • At any point in time, ASP.NET Core is faster than ASP.NET MVC since the former is much more compatible with usages and utilization of asynchronous programming patterns.

  • NET Core is the future and it is very fast emerging as the ideal, features compatible answers to develop faster APIs for web apps.

  • .NET core extensively uses Razor pages, which is a coding model that helps in making Web UI much faster and easier.

  • The .NET Core framework has built-in templates for two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks — AngularJS, React[ plus Aurelia], The Java script services are required to appropriately develop client-side apps.



From all the above, it can be concluded with certainty and conviction that, the .NET Core is ushering in fast a new era of web application development. With the usage of .NET Core the app developers will find their job much faster, hassle-free, and much more profitable in the days to come.


Rahul Panchal

Rahul Panchal is the Founder & Managing Director at Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd. He is a pioneer tech enthusiast who has assisted diverse enterprise solutions with a fresh perspective over the years. From integrating technologies like Full-Stack, .NET, Flutter & PHP, he has harnessed custom web or hybrid mobile app development projects. His creative outlook on the latest models of AI, ML, blockchain, and IoT, has made various businesses attain leading-edge success.

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