We can now download the .NET 5.0 framework, available for the first time for Windows ARM64 and WebAssembly



A year and a half ago, Microsoft made public that it was about to launch version 5.0 of its .NET framework, one of the basic components in the operation and development of numerous Windows applications, and one of the most used programming environments.



In this time it has been being used in production tasks by Microsoft (for example in Bing.com) with the purpose of debugging its SDK, and since yesterday, it is finally available to all users.



It was during its .NET Conf 2020 online event when the company confirmed the availability of the binaries of this unified platform for Windows, macOS and Linux environments (both in x86 and x64 architectures as well as in Arm32 and Arm64), which will allow develop software for such systems as well as for iOS, Android and (for the first time) WebAssembly.



What's new in the new version



The availability for Windows on the ARM64 architecture is one of the new features of version 5.0, and it has a lot to do with the importance that Microsoft attaches to the launch of Windows 10X.







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For Microsoft this version 5 is a transition step between 4.x and the plans they have for 6.0, which go through deliver a unified user experience, in which it does not have to be downloading individual components but can choose in bulk which ones it needs.



Other new features of the new version are the inclusion of version 9 C # and version 5 of F #, as well as performance improvements of the libraries, especially in ARM architecture and in fields such as the use of regular expressions, Json serialization and HTTP connections, as well as the inclusion of support for the distribution of software contained in a single executable.



Those who want to start programming using .NET 5.0 should make sure they have installed an updated version of Visual Studio (from 16.8 in the case of Windows environments).






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