What’s new in Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0?

BluEnt’s developers are excited about the new features .NET Core 2.0 has to offer.

Houston, Texas – 11th September, 2017: Microsoft just released .NET Core 2.0 as the final release. The new upgrades and features include significant improvements in framework and runtime as well as added support for new platforms. The .NET Standards 2.0 spec was finalized at the same time as .NET Core 2.0.

Those who want to get started on .NET Core 2.0 can begin using Visual Studio 2017’s templates. They can also create new applications with dotnet new on the command line. For users who are continuing .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, they can continue using the runtime unless updated explicitly.

BluEnt’s developers explain changes in .NET Core 2.0

.NET Standard 2.0 Libraries and Expanded APIs

The .NET Standard has broadened the API sets available for including missing features. More than 32,000 APIs are supported now. Code can be easily ported to Standard library sans major changes.

.NET Standard 2.0 includes a new compatibility inlay which enables any full framework library to be referenced as opposed to lack of third party libraries in Core 1.0.

.NET Core Update – Expanded Operating System Support

With 2.0, Microsoft continues to expand .NET Core’s portability for several operating systems. This includes servers, desktops and even mobile handsets. This makes mobile application development in ASP.NET 2.0 easier.

In case of Linux, it is a single operating platform now, rather than different distributions. This is also applicable for macOS and Windows operating systems. Individual runtimes for Windows 8 and Windows 10 lo longer exist in .NET Core 2.0. the new release also offers a preview for ARM 32 support.

Support for Razor Syntax

ASP.NET 2.0 assists razor syntax pages called as Razor pages. Now, razor view can be created minus a controller. Although these pages come from the time of WebMatrix, today’s razor pages are MVC subsets on ASP.NET Core. Razor pages have the same features as those of MVC Views.

This makes the coding for page-focused scenarios more productive and easy. This feature is especially helpful in breaking down complex controllers.

Visual Basic for .NET Core

Visual Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code supports .NET Core now.

Although, it presently is limited to developing NET Core Console apps and class libraries, Microsoft Developers say they are working on more too.

.NET Standard 2.0 is currently supported on .NET Framework 4.6.1, Mono 5.4, .NET Core 2.0, Xamarin iOS 10.14, MAC 3.8 and Android 7.5. The support for Universal Windows Platform is expected later in 2017.

Ava Smith
Strategic Sourcing & Business Development Manager
BluEnt | +1 647 478 5230

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