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Microsoft .NET Native

.NET Native compiles C# to native machine code that performs like C++. You will continue to benefit from the productivity and familiarity of the .NET Framework with the great performance of native code. Popular Windows Store apps start up to 60% faster and use 15-20% less memory when compiled with .NET Native.

Download the latest version of .NET Native Developer Preview and try it out on your Windows Store apps today.

Download Microsoft .NET Native Developer Preview

.NET Native is now part of the Visual Studio “14” Community Technology Previews. To use the newest version of .NET Native, please download Visual Studio “14” at

Featured Resources

Whitepaper: Runtime Directives and Metadata MSDN Online Documentation

Get the details on .NET Native from MSDN.

Microsoft .NET Native Videos

Inside .NET Native

Deep dive of .NET Native with Shawn Farkas and Mani Ramaswamy.