Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage for ASP.NET Core 2.x and later

This feature requires ASP.NET Core 2.x targeting .NET Core 2.x.

The Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage for ASP.NET Core includes:

  • All supported packages by the ASP.NET Core team.
  • All supported packages by the Entity Framework Core.
  • Internal and 3rd-party dependencies used by ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

All the features of ASP.NET Core 2.x and Entity Framework Core 2.x are included in the Microsoft.AspNetCore.All package. The default project templates targeting ASP.NET Core 2.0 use this package.

The version number of the Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage represents the ASP.NET Core version and Entity Framework Core version.

Applications that use the Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage automatically take advantage of the .NET Core Runtime Store. The Runtime Store contains all the runtime assets needed to run ASP.NET Core 2.x applications. When you use the Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage, no assets from the referenced ASP.NET Core NuGet packages are deployed with the application — the .NET Core Runtime Store contains these assets. The assets in the Runtime Store are precompiled to improve application startup time.

You can use the package trimming process to remove packages that you don’t use. Trimmed packages are excluded in published application output.

The following .csproj file references the Microsoft.AspNetCore.All metapackage for ASP.NET Core:

<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Web">


    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.AspNetCore.All" Version="2.0.0" />


Migrating from Microsoft.AspNetCore.All to Microsoft.AspNetCore.App

The following packages are included in Microsoft.AspNetCore.All but not the Microsoft.AspNetCore.App package.

  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.ApplicationInsights.HostingStartup
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.AzureAppServices.HostingStartup
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.AzureAppServicesIntegration
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.DataProtection.AzureKeyVault
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.DataProtection.AzureStorage
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.Server.Kestrel.Transport.Libuv
  • Microsoft.AspNetCore.SignalR.Redis
  • Microsoft.Data.Sqlite
  • Microsoft.Data.Sqlite.Core
  • Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Sqlite
  • Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Sqlite.Core
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Caching.Redis
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.AzureKeyVault
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.AzureAppServices
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BrowserLink

To move from Microsoft.AspNetCore.All to Microsoft.AspNetCore.App, if your app uses any APIs from the above packages, or packages brought in by those packages, add references to those packages in your project.

Any dependencies of the preceding packages that otherwise aren’t dependencies of Microsoft.AspNetCore.App are not included implicitly. For example:

  • StackExchange.Redis as a dependency of Microsoft.Extensions.Caching.Redis
  • Microsoft.ApplicationInsights as a dependency of Microsoft.AspNetCore.ApplicationInsights.HostingStartup