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Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 Introduced on Windows 10 April 2018 update

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With Windows 10 April 2018 update v1803 Microsoft has released .NET Framework 4.7.2 and is available for download. If you’ve upgraded or installed Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), you don’t need to install it as it comes included with the new version of Windows. However, users using Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 versions 1709, 1703 and 1607, can download and install this .NET Framework version on their computers. Since .NET 4.7.2 is not yet available via Windows Update, you can use the web installer or offline installer provided below to get the same.

.NET Framework 4.7.2 Change log

.NET Framework 4.7.2 for Windows 7 SP1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been released as KB4054531 (Web installer for Windows) or KB4054530 (Offline Installer for Windows). And it comes with a huge number of highlights, including cryptographic enhancements, better decompression support for ZIP archives, and additional collection APIs. Some of its features are listed below.

  • The .NET Framework 4.7.2 features a large number of cryptographic enhancements, better decompression support for ZIP archives, and additional collection APIs.
  • Support for ephemeral keys.
  • ASP.NET Support for same-site cookies.
  • ASP.NET Support for dependency injection in Web Forms
  • SQLClient Support for Azure Active Directory Universal Authentication and Multi-Factor authentication
  • SQLClient Support for Always Encrypted version 2
  • HDPI-aware applications for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) can all be deployed by using ClickOnce
  • Windows Presentation Foundation Support for Finding ResourceDictionaries by Source, Finding ResourceDictionary owners, and Finding ResourceDictionary owners.
  • Always Encrypted enhancements in SQL Connectivity
  • Cryptography improvements
  • Diagnostic enhancements

You can check .NET 4.7.2 release notes here.




Download the .NET Framework 4.7.2

To download the .NET Framework 4.7.2 offline installer, use the following link.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Offline Installer) The offline installer has a size of 68 Megabytes.

Alternatively, you can use the web installer download link:

.NET Framework 4.7.2 Web Installer

The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is supported on the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 10 April 2018 Update (included in-box)
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is supported on the following Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server, version 1709
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

 .NET Framework version History

  • .NET Framework 1.0 (comes installed in Windows XP)
  • .NET Framework 1.1 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003)
  • .NET Framework 2.0 (comes installed in Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 3.0 (comes installed in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 3.5 (comes installed in Windows 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1)
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • .NET Framework 4.5 (comes installed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012)
  • .NET Framework 4.5.1 (comes installed in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • .NET Framework 4.6 (comes installed in Windows 10)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1511)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016)
  • .NET Framework 4.7 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1703)
  • .NET Framework 4.7.1 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1709)
  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1803)

Also Read Upgrade To Windows 10 April 2018 update Version 1803 Now !!!

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