Current Version. NET Micro Framework 4.0
The .NET Micro Framework is .NET for small and resource constrained devices. It offers a complete and innovative development and execution environment that brings the productivity of modern computing tools to this class of devices.
Microsoft is. NET Micro Framework to extend to the all-powerful hosting environment, not to the point of nothing.
The .NET Framework is Microsoft's comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.
The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 provides the following new features and improvements:
- Improvements in CLR and BCL
· Performance improvement including better multicore support, background garbage collection, and profiler attach on server.
· New memory mapped file and numeric types
· Easier debugging including dump debugging, Watson minidumps, mixed mode debugging for 64 bit and code contracts.
- Innovations in the Visual Basic and C# languages, for example statement lambdas, implicit line continuations, dynamic dispatch, and named/optional parameters.
- Improvements in ADO.NET
- Enhancements in ADO.NET
· More control over HTML, element IDs and custom CSS that make it much easier to create standards-compliant and SEO-friendly web forms.
· New dynamic data features including new query filters, entity templates, richer support for Entity Framework 4, and validation and templating features that can be easily applied to existing web forms.
· Web forms support for new AJAX library improvements including built-in support for content delivery networks (CDNs).
- Improvements in WPF
· Added support for Windows 7 multi-touch, ribbon controls, and taskbar extensibility features.
· Added support for Surface 2.0 SDK.
· New line-of-business controls including charting control, smart edit, data grid, and others that improve the experience for developers who build data centric applications.
· Improvements in performance and scalability.
· Visual improvements in text clarity, layout pixel snapping, localization, and interoperability.