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Microsoft .NET Framework is a comprehensive development platform for building all kinds of applications for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server, and Microsoft Azure. It consists of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library, which includes a broad range of functionality and support for many industry standards.

The Microsoft Framework provides many services, including memory management, type and memory safety, security, networking, and application deployment. It provides easy-to-use data structures and APIs that abstract the lower-level Windows operating system. You can use a variety of programming languages with the .NET Framework, including C#, F#, and Visual Basic.

The .NET Framework is available in two editions: Runtime and Developer Pack. The Runtime edition includes all the assets that are required to run existing apps built with .NET Framework. The developer pack also allows developers to build such apps.

Does Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 include the older version?

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is a highly compatible, in-place update to Microsoft .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2. The offline package can be used in situations where the web installer cannot be used due to lack of internet connectivity.

Important: .NET Framework 4.8 is the last version of .NET Framework, and no further versions will be released.

Download Microsoft .NET Framework v4.8.4115.0

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Download Microsoft .NET Framework v4.7.2

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Note: The offline package can be used in situations where the web installer cannot be used due to lack of internet connectivity. This package is larger than the web installer and does not include the language packs.

Last Update: May 04, 2021

Current Version: 4.8.4115.0

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2008 / Server 2012 / Server 2016 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: Microsoft

Homepage: Microsoft.com

The .NET Framework 4.7 includes improvements in several areas:

  • High DPI support for Windows Forms applications on Windows 10
  • Touch support for WPF applications on Windows 10
  • Enhanced cryptography support
  • Performance and reliability improvements

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