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Install Bionic

Before you install

A few things are required to be installed before bionic can be used. If you already have them installed, just skip ahead.

.Net Core SDK

Because Bionic builds on the top of the amazing Blazor project, the first thing you need to do is to install .Net Core SDK.


If you are not using Visual Studio, installing .Net Core SDK will suffice.

Check if dotnet is installed:

> dotnet --version

Blazor requires version 2.1.300 or above.

SASS/SCSS compiler

Bionic uses SASS/SCSS for styling and requires an SCSS compiler. Please install SASS compiler.

Check if SCSS is installed:

> sass --version

or, depending on which version you have installed:

> sass --version
Ruby Sass 3.5.6


Bionic also requires NuGet to be install. In OSX and Linux, NuGet will be installed along with Mono. On Windows you will have to download the executable and place it in the Windows PATH. You can find NuGet download instructions here.

> nuget
NuGet Version:


On Ubuntu DO NOT use apt install nuget. This will install version 2.8 and NuGet will not work properly. The current recommended version is 2.7. Bionic Framework provides a small script to facilitate this installation.

You can execute the installer from your Linux terminal using:

curl | sudo bash

Installing Bionic

Bionic releases are available through NuGet.

To install it execute:

> dotnet tool install --global Bionic
You can invoke the tool using the following command: bionic
Tool 'bionic' (version '1.0.17') was successfully installed.

And check if it was installed by executing:

> bionic -v
🤖 Bionic v1.0.17

Updating Bionic

To update execute:

> bionic update
Tool 'bionic' was reinstalled with the latest stable version (version '1.0.17').

If you are on Windows, then the above command will fail. Instead use:

> dotnet tool update -g bionic
Tool 'bionic' (version '1.0.25') was successfully uninstalled.

Removing Bionic

To remove execute:

> bionic uninstall
Tool 'bionic' (version '1.0.17') was successfully uninstalled.

If you are on Windows, then the above command will fail. Instead use:

> dotnet tool uninstall -g bionic
Tool 'bionic' (version '1.0.25') was successfully uninstalled.