The week in .NET – .NET Framework 4.7, reference documentation, On .NET on modular ASP.NET, Happy birthday .NET with Immo Landwerth, JustAssembly

Bertrand Le Roy

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.NET Framework 4.7

This week, we announced the release of the .NET Framework 4.7. We’ve added support for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7 in Visual Studio 2017, also updated today.

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

You can see the complete list of improvements and the API diff in the .NET Framework 4.7 release notes.

Read the blog post: Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7 by Rich Lander.

New .NET reference documentation

Almost a year ago, we piloted the .NET Core reference documentation on Today we are happy to announce our unified .NET API reference experience. We understand that developer productivity is key – from a hobbyist developer, to a startup, to an enterprise. With that in mind, we partnered closely with the Xamarin team to standardize how we document, discover, and navigate .NET APIs at Microsoft.


Last week, Sébastien Ros was back on the show to demo the fantastic support for modularity that was built for Orchard Core, that can now be used in any ASP.NET Core application:

Happy birthday .NET with Immo Landwerth

Back in February we threw a party for the 15th anniversary of .NET. We caught up with Immo Landwerth, a program manager on the .NET team at Microsoft, who joined Microsoft in 2010. He tells us about his journey from being a customer using .NET to an employee and the cultural changes he’s witnessed as .NET has moved to open source.

Tool of the week: JustAssembly

This week, Telerik introduced JustAssembly, a free utility tool that compares two .NET assemblies and shows the differences in each assembly code line by line.


Read Stefan Stefanov’s blog post introducing the tool.

Meetups of the week: VS 2017, AppInsights, and IoT in Adelaide

The Adelaide .NET User Group holds a Visual Studio 2017 launch event on April 12 at 5:30PM with a talk from Paul Usher on AppInsight and another on IoT with Jack Ni.





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Game Development

And this is it for this week!

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As always, this weekly post couldn’t exist without community contributions, and I’d like to thank all those who sent links and tips. The F# section is provided by Phillip Carter, the gaming section by Stacey Haffner, and the Xamarin section by Dan Rigby, and the UWP section by Michael Crump.

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This week’s post (and future posts) also contains news I first read on The ASP.NET Community Standup, on Weekly Xamarin, on F# weekly, and on The Morning Brew.


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