Microsoft has released an update to the .NET Framework, bumping it up to version 4.7. It’s also included in the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is available now. Support was added for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7 in Visual Studio 2017, which was also updated to support Microsoft's newest OS.
The .NET Framework 4.7 includes improvements in several areas:
- High DPI support for Windows Forms applications on Windows 10
- Touch support for WPF applications on Windows 10
- Enhanced cryptography support
- Performance and reliability improvements
The complete list of improvements is available in the .NET Framework 4.7 release notes.
To get started, Microsoft recommends upgrading to the Windows 10 Creators Update and then installing the update to Visual Studio 2017. The company also says that the .NET Framework 4.7 will be released for additional Windows versions "soon", and to watch out for an announcement for the release date.
You can check out Microsoft's blog post for an overview of the changes and improvements to this update in the link below and download .NET Framework 4.7 here.