System Requirements

Aspose.Words for .NET does not require any third party product such as Microsoft Word to be installed. Aspose.Words itself is an engine for creating, modifying, converting, and rendering of documents in various formats, including Microsoft Word document formats.

Supported Operating Systems

Aspose.Words for .NET supports any 64-bit or 32-bit operating system where .NET framework, Mono or .NET Core is installed, including but not limited to the versions listed in the following table.

Operating System Versions
Microsoft Windows
  • Windows 2003 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows 2008 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows 2012 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows 2012 R2 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows 2016 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows 2019 Server (x64, x86)
  • Windows XP (x64, x86)
  • Windows Vista (x64, x86)
  • Windows 7 (x64, x86)
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (x64, x86)
  • Windows 10 (x64, x86)
Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • OpenSUSE
  • CentOS
  • and others
macOS
  • macOS version 10.9 (Mavericks) and later
Mobile
  • Android
  • iOS

Supported Cloud Platforms

Aspose.Words for .NET also supports cloud platforms, including but not limited to the solutions listed in the following table.

Cloud platforms
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure

Supported Frameworks, Specifications, and Implementations

Aspose.Words for .NET supports .NET and Mono frameworks listed in the following table.

Frameworks
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 4.0_ClientProfile
  • .NET Framework 4.5.0
  • .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • .NET Framework 4.6.0
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • .NET Framework 4.7
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • Mono 2.6.7 and later

Aspose.Words for .NET also supports .NET Standard 2.0 specification and its implementations listed in the following table.

Specification Implementations
.NET Standard 2.0
  • .NET Core 2.0
  • .NET Core 2.1
  • .NET Core 3.0
  • .NET 5.0

Development Environment

Aspose.Words for .NET can be used to develop applications in any development environment targeting the .NET platform, but the environments listed in the following table are explicitly supported:

Development environments
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2011
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Xamarin.Mac
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS
  • MonoDevelop 2.4 and later