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Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 Windows 8
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Review

" A comprehensive programming model for building applications that are targeted to run on the .NET Framework 4. "

This package installs the .NET Framework components required to run on the target machine architecture and operating system.

.NET Framework 4 is required to run and develop applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.

This version works side by side with older Framework versions. Therefore, applications developed based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.

Key Focuses and Features:
  • New features in the Visual Basic .NET and C# languages: implicit line continuations, dynamic dispatch, statement lambdas, and named and optional parameters.
  • New parallel-programming features that target multi-core processors: Task Parallel Library (TPL), Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), parallel loop support and coordination data structures.
  • Improved Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Base Class Library (BCL): Better multicore support, background garbage collection and profiler attach on server, new memory mapped file and numeric types, dump debugging, Watson minidumps, mixed mode debugging for 64-bit and code contracts.
  • Improved WCF Data Services: enhanced BLOB support, data binding, row count, feed customization, projections and request pipeline improvements.
  • Improved Entity Framework: persistence ignorance and POCO support, new LINQ operators, functions in the model, better n-tier support with self-tracking entities, customizable code generation using T4 templates, model first development, improved designer experience, better performance and pluralization of entity sets.
  • Enhanced ASP.NET: New dynamic query filters, entity templates, validation and templating features to be applied to existing web forms, more control over HTML, element IDs and custom CSS, web forms support for new AJAX library with built-in support for CDNs.
  • Improved Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF): Support for windows 7 multi-touch, ribbon controls, taskbar extensibility features; support for Surface 2.0 SDK; visual improvements in text clarity, layout pixel snapping, localization and interoperability; new line-of-business controls.
  • Improved Windows Worflow (WF): Improved activity programming model and designer experience, new flowchart modeling style, expanded activity palette, workflow-rules integration and new message correlation features.
  • Improved Windows Communication Foundation (WCF): Support for WCF Workflow Services enabling workflow programs with messaging activities, correlation support; service discovery, routing services, REST support, diagnostics and performance.

  1. This is a web installer package download thus Internet connection is required during installation.
  2. For Windows XP 54-bit or Windows 2003, you need to install Windows Imaging Component



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