.NET Framework 4.7.1 EA released

Early Access of popular Microsoft framework is available now with new features nad improvements 
22 August 2017   1690

Microsoft team is happy to announce the new early access version of .NET Framework. New version 4.72. is currently feature-complete and in the testing phase. Note that it is not ready for production and is not supported. This is reported by the Microsoft blog.

What's new?

This pre-release build of .NET Framework 4.7.1 have these features:

  • .NET Framework support for .NET Standard 2.0.
  • Enhancements in the Visual Tree for WPF applications.
  • Accessibility improvements in keyboard navigation, narration, high contrast and focus control areas.
  • Support for the more secure SHA256 hashing algorithm.
  • Performance and reliability improvements.

Please note! The .NET Framework 4.7.1 will replace any existing .NET Framework 4 and later installation on your machine. This means all .NET Framework 4 and later applications on your machine will run on the .NET Framework early access builds upon installation. That’s great for testing, but a potential problem for production workloads (at this stage in the release).

Installation

Small step-by-step guide:

  • Go to the .NET Framework Early Access site
  • Review, accept the pre-release license terms and download the current build.
  • Provide your feedback by reporting an issue at the .NET Framework Early Access GitHub repository.

New release is available at:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

It also installs on the following server platforms:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Get more info about changes at release notes

What is Nethereum?

Introduction to Ethereum .Net cross platform integration library
18 December 2017   2025

What is Nethereum?

Nethereum is the .Net integration library for Ethereum, simplifying the access and smart contract interaction with Ethereum nodes both public or permissioned like Geth, Parity or Quorum.

Nethereum is developed targeting netstandard 1.1, net451 and also as a portable library, hence it is compatible with all the operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android and OSX) and has been tested on cloud, mobile, desktop, Xbox, hololens and windows IoT.

According to official docs, upcoming releases will include functionalities such as DevP2P, Plasma and Micro-Payments.

Main features:

  • JSON RPC / IPC Ethereum core methods.
  • Geth management API (admin, personal, debugging, miner).
  • Parity management API.
  • Quorum integration.
  • Simplified smart contract interaction for deployment, function calling, transaction and event filtering and decoding of topics.
  • Unity 3d Unity integration.
  • ABI to .Net type encoding and decoding, including attribute based for complex object deserialization.
  • Hd Wallet
  • Transaction, RLP and message signing, verification and recovery of accounts.
  • Libraries for standard contracts Token, ENS and Uport
  • Integrated TestRPC testing to simplify TDD and BDD (Specflow) development.
  • Key storage using Web3 storage standard, compatible with Geth and Parity.
  • Simplified account life cycle for both managed by third party client (personal) or stand alone (signed transactions).
  • Low level Interception of RPC calls.
  • Code generation of smart contracts services.

Learn more at GitHub.