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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


As mentioned in Chapter 2, Exploring the Top New Features of the CLR, .NET 4.5 is an in-place replacement for .NET 4.0, which only runs on Windows Vista SP2 or later systems.

This means that when .NET 4.5 is installed, it replaces the .NET 4.0 assemblies; even though .NET 4.5 has very high compatibility with .NET 4.0 scenarios, it might behave differently.

This comes along with the possibility that one of the deployment targets might not be supported by .NET 4.5, such as Windows XP.

Along the same lines, we can install Visual Studio 2012 in our machine along with Visual Studio 2010; they can be run side by side.

Next we will see these points and their risks in some detail, specifically mentioning the following:

  • Risks of the in-place upgrade to .NET 4.5

  • Platform targeting

Additionally, we will expose some risk points to keep in mind while developing with the .NET 4.5 framework.