What’s new in Microsoft .Net Framework 4.8

The next upgrade to the .Net Framework is promised to bring workflow improvements

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Microsoft released the Version 4.7.2 of the .Net Framework 4.7.2 in early May 2018 and a beta version of .Net Framework 4.8 in mid-June 2018.

Next version: The planned features in .Net Framework 4.8

A beta build of Microsoft’s planned .Net Framework 4.8 provides improvements in workflow while also offering important fixes. .Net Framework 4.8 itself is expected to ship in 2019.

New features planned for Net Framework 4.8 include:

  • The hashing algorithm used to generate XOML file checksums when building projects with XOML files has been changed. Developers can still use the previous algorithm if the new one causes problems.
  • The hashing algorithm for calculating keys to internal memory caches has been modified. Developers can still use the previous algorithm.
  • A memory leak issue has been fixed that affected HttpWebRequest when communicating with an HTTPS server through a proxy.
  • For Windows Forms, enabled labels are now rendered using a high-contrast text color whenever a high-contrast mode is enabled.
  • With Windows Presentation Foundation, a memory leak has been fixed that had arisen when removing data items from parent collections when UIAutomation was present.
  • In Windows Communication Foundation, an accessibility problem has been fixed that had caused ComboBox controls to be incorrectly themed in high-contrast themes.

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