A few days ago, Microsoft released the final version of .NET Framework 4.8. .NET Framework 4.8 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+. It is already integrated in Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update'. Here is how to get it.
This build includes an updated .NET 4.8 runtime as well as the .NET 4.8 Developer Pack (a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime, the .NET 4.8 Targeting Pack and the .NET Framework 4.8 SDK).
The .NET Framework 4.8 includes an updated toolset as well as improvements in several areas:
- [Runtime] JIT and NGEN Improvements
- [BCL] Updated ZLib
- [BCL] Reducing FIPS Impact on Cryptography
- [WinForms] Accessibility Enhancements
- [WCF] Service Behavior Enhancements
- [WPF] High DPI Enhancements, UIAutomation Improvements
You can install .NET 4.8 from the .NET Download site. For building applications targeting .NET Framework 4.8, you can download the NET 4.8 Developer Pack. If you just want the .NET 4.8 runtime, you can try:
- .NET 4.8 Web Installer – requires an internet connection during installation
- .NET 4.8 Offline installer – can be downloaded and installed later in a disconnected state
The .NET Framework 4.8 is supported on the following Windows versions:
- Windows 10 version 1903
- Windows 10 version 1809
- Windows 10 version 1803
- Windows 10 version 1709
- Windows 10 version 1703
- Windows 10 version 1607
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server version 1803
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Source: .NET Blog.
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