Microsoft has announced .NET Framework 4.8 recently. Those of you, writing apps for .NET Framework, get ready to upgrade to .NET Framework 4.8 version. Since .Net Core is getting all the attention these days, we initially wondered whether good old big brother in .NET Eco-system .NET Framework slowly loosing it’s glory. But, all is not true, new release of .NET Framework 4.8 proves Microsoft is serious on investing in .Net Framework into foreseeable future.
.NET 4.8 release contains slew of bug fixes and improvements mostly in areas of winforms, WPF and WCF. It also includes run time improvements in CLR and BCL. .Net 4.8 is supported on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008+
As a precursor to eventual .Net Core taking over .Net Framework, The JIT in .NET 4.8 is based on .NET Core 2.1. All latest performance optimizations from .Net Core 2.1 are ported into .NET 4.8
.NET Framework 4.8 added additional accessibility features for WinForms application development allowing to better support screen readers.
Another interesting update happened in WCF area – ability to define Health endpoints for WCF services. Health endpoints are invaluable for monitoring service health and readiness. WPF has received High DPI support to built high DPI WPF applications and other feature addition like Tooltips on keyboard access