There has been more development news coming in for .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8. Recent reports suggest that both the versions will now be able to address more scenarios. Apparently, the .NET framework developer community has been asking for these changes from quite some time now.
.NET Core 3.0
Microsoft is apparently keen to enable multiple versions of the .NET core on the machine. Currently, you can only use one version per machine. As a result, developers with the older version were not able to access the newer features. Applications that require stable version can be locked and can be ported to the newer versions when ready.
Further, it would also be possible from now on to port the whole framework as part of an application. Developers would, therefore, be able to use the latest features without the need to install the framework. .NET also brings in the side by side feature which allows the launch of new APIs and Base Class Library without compromising on compatibility.
Both WinForms and WPF applications on Windows are now compatible with the same. The core features are now ready for better DPI support by improving on the fundamental features.
.Net Framework 4.8
Similarly, issues were fixed and improvements were also made in the .Net Framework 4.8. The desktop applications deploy the Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player for showing HTML and playing media files.
However, the latest HTML and latest media files are unable to play and therefore Microsoft has now taken the matter in their hands. The company is all set to drop in new controls for Microsoft Edge and latest media players which would be in live with the latest standards.
Another noteworthy improvement is that the Universal Windows Platform includes new controls to be compatible with the latest Windows features and the touch-enabled devices. It would not be necessary to write the code in an application for using the new features and controls.
It would already be available to WinForms and WPF. As a result, developers would be able to capitalize on the new features in the existing code of applications created. Last but not least, the latest versions of WinForms and WPF applications would also look better on the 4K and 8K resolutions.