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  • Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

    Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 Delivers WPF and Security Improvements

    The latest release of the .NET Framework provides several new features centered around WPF and security- including some long-awaited improvements to ClickOnce deployed applications. Microsoft released a preview of .NET Framework 4.6.2 back in late March and now developers can take advantage of the release’s new features in their own projects.

  • .NET 4.6.2 Preview Brings Security and WPF Features

    While most of the attention is on .NET Core, work continues on the original .NET Framework. Recently released as a preview, version 4.6.2 is primarily focused on security and WinForms/WPF related features.

  • New version of .NET Disguised as a "Service Pack"

    The beta for Service Pack 1 of .NET 3.5/VS 2008 brings with is a host of new features and libraries including the ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services, a client-only version of the Framework, and changes to most of the 3.0 and 3.5 libraries. Despite its name, to many developers this release is as significant as 3.5 itself.

  • Fine Grained Versioning with ClickOnce

    ClickOnce makes it easy to deploy WinForms applications. But while it has some versioning support, it has no built in way to deliver different versions to different people. This makes partial rollouts to a test audience difficult. David Cooksey shows how to fine grained versioning to a ClickOnce deployment using an HttpHandler written with ASP.NET.

  • Scott Guthrie outlines the .NET 3.5 Client Roadmap

    Scott Guthrie recently outlined some of the changes developers can expect when building .NET 3.5 Windows Client applications. These changes will be released over the next few months.

  • Assigning File Types to ClickOnce Applications

    With .NET 3.5, it is now possible to associate up to eight file types with a ClickOnce application.

  • Deploying Rich Client Applications with Firefox

    Firefox now supports ClickOnce deployment for .NET applications via an add-on by James Dobson.

  • Presentation: Deploying & Maintaining Smart Client Apps using ClickOnce

    ClickOnce, part of version .NET 2.0, allows the deployment of Windows-based rich client apps by placing the app files on a Web or file server and providing the user with a link. This session covers VS 2005 deployment capabilities for online and offline support, rolling back to previous versions of an app, listing an app in the Start Menu and control panel, and zone-based debugging.

  • ClickOnce Publishing and Vista

    ClickOnce Publishing is one of the best ways to distribute rich client applications based on the .NET framework. But there are some limitations in IIS 7 that cause it to break. Brian Noyes explains how to work around these limitations.