Microsoft has announced the availability of .NET Framework 4.7 across supported Windows build. The company says the latest release builds on recent build 4.6, 4.6.1, and 4.6.2. It adds new features to the platform, while is also full release stable. Additionally, Microsoft says the build includes fixes for known issues.

Among the changes, Microsoft has added features for Core, Networking, ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Forms, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

For example, .NET Framework 4.7 adds Object Cache Extensibility to ASP.NET. This new set of APIs give developers tools to replace default ASP.NET implementations. In their place, dev’s can use in-memory object caching and memory monitoring. Microsoft says customers can replace object cache store, memory monitoring, and Memory Limit Reactions.

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Windows Communication Foundation gets the ability to configure the default message security settings to TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2. Additionally, WCF applications have been made more reliable. Microsoft said it tweaked coding to make the performance better.

Microsoft has introduced High DPI support to Windows Forms. This addition means forms and the general layout now look better. The company says this feature is optional for .NET Framework customers.

Windows Presentation Foundation also has some upgrades. Chief among the new additions is support a touch/stylus stack based on Windows WM_POINTER messages. Also, there is implementation for WPF printing APIs.

To see all the information on build 4.7, check out Microsoft’s full changelog at the source.

.NET Framework 4.7

The latest version of the platform is available for the following Windows builds:

  • Client platforms: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607)
  • Server platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

Microsoft also points out the .NET 4.7 is also in the Windows 10 Creators Update. The company recommends developers use the automatic update process to get this release.

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