NET Framework 4.7.2 arrives in April alongside Redstone 4

By: Robert Neagoe
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NET Framework 4.7.2

The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is feature complete and has been available for testing since February 5, 2018, for members of the .NET Framework Early Access community. Now we have the information that it’s about to be released.

The latest stable Framework (4.7.1) was released on October 17, 2017, and it came with changes based on developer feedback. Many improvements were made to accessibility in narration, high contrast and focus control areas, configuration builders, ASP.NET Execution step feature, ASP.NET HttpCookie parsing, enhancements in Visual Tree for WPF applications, performance, and reliability.

Official blog post confirmed the release of .NET Framework 4.7.2.

Microsoft is trying to conceal future update release, but certain details have already leaked which suggest that users will soon benefit from the new improvements. Sneaking information from the official Microsoft blog post, we can share two major updates coming together.

I hope the Release Date is 05.04.2018 for Spring Creators Update, Windows 10 everytime in Dependency with .NET Framework. Now this Framework (4.7.2) is Testphase, is that right ????.
Hi Christian, we don’t have a final release date for the 1803 version yet but it’s probably around this date. Framework 4.7.2 will be most likely be released with RS4.

As you can see, Microsoft is reportedly planning to release both the Spring Creators Update and Framework 4.7.2 at the beginning of April.

Now it’s time to add a new date on the history of .NET Framework release in this overview offered by Wikipedia:

Overview of NET Framework release history

.NET Framework 4.7.2 is the next version of the .NET Framework. As development continues on the original .NET Framework, Microsoft has released build 3052 a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.
While testing, build 3052 includes improvements in several areas shared in this representative set:

  • [ASP.NET] Support for SameSite cookie in ASP.NET
  • [ASP.NET] Support for ASP.NET Dependency Injection
  • [ClickOnce] Per-monitor support for WPF and HDPI-aware VSTO apps deployed via ClickOnce
  • [SQL] Always Encrypted enhancements in SQL Connectivity
  • [Networking & BCL] Enhanced .NET Framework support for .NET Standard 2.0
  • [BCL] Cryptography improvements
  • [WPF] Diagnostic enhancements

Wonder if it will come exactly one year after the release of .NET Framework 4.7? Place your best guess in the comments below and keep up to date with recent changes.

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