Microsoft has announced the general availability of .NET Framework 4.7. This version was released exclusively with the Windows 10 Creators Update (included in-box) last month. Now, with the general availability, the reach of .NET 4.7 is widened.
The .NET Framework 4.7 can be installed on many versions of Windows, including Windows 10 Creators Update and Anniversary Update, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1. Also, it is supported on many Windows Server versions – Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
As per the official blog of Microsoft,
“This latest version includes the following improvements –
- High DPI support for Windows Forms applications on Windows 10
- Touch support for WPF applications on Windows 10
- DirectX 11 components for WPF
- Enhanced cryptography support
- Support for C# 7 and VB 15, including ValueTuple
- Support for .NET Standard 1.6
- Performance and reliability improvements”
Along with announcing these features, Microsoft has also added a Q&A section to the blog where they have put the collection of some common and frequently asked questions and answers. You can read these questions on the official announcement, and find the full list of features and improvements in the release notes.