.NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

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.NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

Postby parkd1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:31 pm

Microsoft has released an update to the .NET Framework, bumping it up to version 4.7. It’s also included in the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is available now. Support was added for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7 in Visual Studio 2017, which was also updated to support Microsoft's newest OS.

The .NET Framework 4.7 includes improvements in several areas:

High DPI support for Windows Forms applications on Windows 10
Touch support for WPF applications on Windows 10
Enhanced cryptography support
Performance and reliability improvements

The complete list of improvements is available in the .NET Framework 4.7 release notes.

To get started, Microsoft recommends upgrading to the Windows 10 Creators Update and then installing the update to Visual Studio 2017. The company also says that the .NET Framework 4.7 will be released for additional Windows versions "soon", and to watch out for an announcement for the release date.

You can check out Microsoft's blog post for an overview of the changes and improvements to this update in the link below and download .NET Framework 4.7 here.

https://www.neowin.net/news/net-framewo ... ilable-now

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Re: .NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

Postby parkd1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:31 pm

Would like to know what Windows version 4.7 supports. I still have Window 7. It this only for the new Windows 10 Creators Update? Thanks

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Re: .NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

Postby parkd1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:35 pm

Think I may have find what I just ask.

Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.7 Includes Major UI Enhancements
By: Pedro Hernandez | April 06, 2017

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Developers can now take advantage of Windows 10 Creators Update's new high-DPI enhancements for sharper screens, touch input tweaks and improved stylus support.
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Readying developers for some of the user experience improvements that have been added to the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has officially released .NET Framework 4.7.

The framework is included in the operating system software update. Although users will have to wait until April 11 for Microsoft to start distributing Windows 10 Creators Update via Windows Update, those comfortable with taking matters into their own hands can download it early using the company's Update Assistant tool.

Visual Studio 2017 has also been updated to support .NET Framework 4.7, enabling developers to target many of the operating system's new features. The company also plans to make the updated framework available for previous versions of the operating system "soon," the software giant announced.

It will eventually be released for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, 8.1, and 7 SP1 along with Windows Server versions 2016, 2012 R2, 2012 and 2008 R2 SP1.

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Helping developers get a better handle on things, the company is in the midst of migrating .NET Framework's online documentation to a new, more user-friendly home, announced Microsoft program manager Rich Lander.

"The .NET Framework docs are now available on docs.microsoft.com. The docs look much better and easier to read and navigate," he said in an April 5 announcement. "We also have a lot of navigation and readability improvements planned for later this year."

The existing MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) links will redirect to the new site. Additionally, the documentation is set to show up on GitHub as it does for .NET Core, the open-source implementation of the technology.

Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.7 includes improvements to how applications and other user interface elements render on today's sharper, high-DPI (dots per inch) displays.

Although full HD (1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels) screens remain popular, PC, laptop and monitor vendors are increasingly pushing pixel counts to the 4K benchmark and beyond. In fact, Dell last month released the UP3218K, a 31.5-inch, 8K monitor with a resolution of 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels and a hefty price tag of $5,000.

The trouble with these high-resolution screens, particularly when they're packed into smaller and more mobile systems, is that application windows, prompts and other on-screen visuals can appear tiny or blurry.

To remedy this and help developers add some visual polish to their Windows applications, Microsoft has made a number of enhancements, including dynamic DPI scaling. The framework update enables apps using the Windows Forms graphical UI class library to render with the proper layout and to display high-resolution icons.

Additionally, apps will more gracefully adapt to DPI changes, which can occur if an application is moved across monitors of different specifications or if a laptop is connected to an external display.

For touch- and stylus-enabled systems, NET Framework 4.7 offers access to new Windows touch services, for more accurate and responsive user interactions. The new implementation registers touch input more consistently and works better with dialog windows and popups, according to Lander.

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Re: .NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

Postby Whatacrock » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:17 am

@parkd1 -- the older versions will get this new dotNET Framework in the near future.. don't ask how long.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7 (Included in Windows 10 Creators Update)

Microsoft today announced .NET Framework 4.7, the new version that’s available as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update already shipping to users as a manual download.

While at this point version 4.7 is exclusively available to Creators Update users, Microsoft says that it’s already working to release it for users of other Windows versions as well, and download links should be unveiled “soon,” the company claims.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 will be supported for clients and Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for servers.

As far as the improvements that .NET Framework 4.7 brings, the list of changes is huge, and tech-savvy users can check it out in full here. On the other hand, there are a few new features that are worth mentioning, and they include high DPI support for Windows Forms applications in Windows 10, touch support for WPF applications on the same OS version, and enhanced cryptography support.

Devs who want to give a try to .NET Framework 4.7 right now can upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update either with the Assistant Update or using the Media Creation Tool, and then install the update to Visual Studio 2017 (also available for download right now).

This post will be updated with download links for other operating system versions when they become available.

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Re: .NET Framework updated to 4.7 to support Windows 10 Creators Update, available now

Postby parkd1 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:21 am

Thanks for the info.


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