The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is a runtime execution environment that manages applications that target the .NET Framework.
It consists of the common language runtime, which provides memory management and other system services. And an extensive class library, which enables programmers to take advantage of robust, reliable code for all major areas of application development.
This redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework.
The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the 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.
The .NET Framework is a managed execution environment that provides a variety of services to its running applications. It consists of two major components: the common language runtime (CLR), which is the execution engine that handles running applications. And the .NET Framework Class Library, which provides a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own applications.
Microsoft .NET Framework provides services:
- Memory management. In many programming languages, programmers are responsible for allocating and releasing memory and for handling object lifetimes. In .NET Framework applications, the CLR provides these services on behalf of the application.
- A common type system. In traditional programming languages, basic types are defined by the compiler, which complicates cross-language interoperability. In the .NET Framework, basic types are defined by the type system and are common to all languages that target the .NET Framework.
- An extensive class library. Instead of having to write vast amounts of code to handle common low-level programming operations, programmers can use a readily accessible library of types and their members from the .NET Framework Class Library.
- Development frameworks and technologies. The .NET Framework includes libraries for specific areas of application development. ASP.NET for web applications. ADO.NET for data access. Windows Communication Foundation for service-oriented applications.
- Language interoperability. With this feature, routines written in one language are accessible to other languages, and programmers can focus on creating applications in their preferred language or languages.
- Version compatibility. With rare exceptions, applications that are developed by using a particular version of the .NET Framework can run without modification on a later version.
- Side-by-side execution. The .NET Framework helps resolve version conflicts by allowing multiple versions of the common language runtime to exist on the same computer. This means that multiple versions of applications can also coexist and that an application can run on the version of the .NET Framework with which it was built.
- Multitargeting. By targeting the .NET Framework Portable Class Library, developers can create assemblies that work on multiple .NET Framework platforms.
Supported Windows Client versions: Windows 10 version 1809, Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 10 version 1709, Windows 10 version 1703, Windows 10 version 1607, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1.
Supported Windows Server versions: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server version 1803, Windows Server version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Size: 69.4 MB