Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview has been released and is available for download publically. The new .NET Framework has been released in order to cope with the newly released technology in Windows 8.

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.NET Framework now supports the development of Metro style apps for Windows 8. Some of the core new features of .NET Framework 4.5 are:

  • Ability to limit how long the regular expression engine will attempt to resolve a regular expression before it times out.

  • Ability to define the culture for an application domain.

  • Console support for Unicode (UTF-16) encoding.

  • Support for versioning of cultural string ordering and comparison data.

  • Better performance when retrieving resources.

  • Zip compression improvements to reduce the size of a compressed file.

  • Ability to customize a reflection context to override default reflection behavior through theCustomReflectionContext class.

If you want to have a detailed information about the enhancements and improvements in .NET Framework 4.5, you can read this msdn document.

Download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview (49 MB)