Microsoft .Net Framework offline installer

Microsoft .net framework is a software development framework and ecosystem designed and supported by Microsoft to allow building and running applications on windows. It works on two major components, common language runtime (CLR) that handles running apps, the .NET Framework Class Library, which provides a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own apps. With windows 11 and windows 11 2022 update Microsoft has released .NET Framework 4.8.1 and is available for download and install. The latest .net framework 4.8 update brings a number of bug fixes, security patches, and improvements to the Common Language Runtime, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Windows Communication Foundation.

If you’ve upgraded or installed windows 11 or windows 10 22H2 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 Older Windows 10 versions can download and install .NET Framework version 4.8.1 on their computers. Since Microsoft prefers .NET 4.8.1 distribution via the web installer, it is difficult to find working offline installer links.
But Don’t worry here in this post you found the link to download Microsoft net framework 4.8.1 offline installer

.NET Framework 4.8 Changelog

The latest NET Framework 4.8.1 includes native support for the Arm64 architecture (Windows 11+) and accessibility improvements as well as other improvements. Here is the complete changelog listed official site.

Native support for Arm64

  • Add native Arm64 support to the .NET Framework family to leverage the benefits of running workloads natively on Arm64 for better performance when compared to running x64 code emulated on Arm64.

Accessible Tooltips

  • Tooltips must display either via mouse hover or by keyboard navigation to the control.
  • Tooltips should be dismissable. That is, a simple keyboard command like the ESC key should dismiss the tooltip.
  • Tooltips should be hoverable. Users should be able to place their mouse cursor over the tooltip. This enables scenarios like using magnifier to be able to read the tooltip for low-vision users.
  • Tooltips should be persistent. Tooltips should not automatically disappear after a certain time has elapsed. Rather, the tooltips should be dismissed by the user moving their mouse to another control, or by dismissing the tooltip as described above.

Windows Forms

  • Added support for the UIA Text Pattern to enable assistive technology to traverse the content of a TextBox or similar text-based control letter by letter.
  • Fixed high contrast issues in several controls and have changed the contrast ratio of selection rectangles to be darker and more visible.
  • Fixed several DataGridView issues:
  • Updated the scrollbar names for consistency.
  • Fixed an issue where Narrator was unable to focus on empty DataGridView cells.
  • Enabled developers to set the localized control type property for Custom DataGridView cells.
  • Updated the link color for DataGridViewLink cells to have better contrast with the background.

You can see the complete list of improvements for .NET Framework 4.8 in the .NET Framework 4.8 release notes.

Download the .NET Framework 4.8

To download the .NET Framework 4.8 offline installer, use the following link.

.NET Framework 4.8.1 Offline installer: The offline installer has a size of 60.7 MB.

Alternatively, you can use the web installer download link:

NET Framework 4.8.1 Web Installer:

The .NET Framework 4.8.1 is supported on the following Windows versions:

  • windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

The .NET Framework 4.8 is supported on the following Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server 2019,
  • Windows Server version 1803,
  • Windows Server 2016,
  • Windows Server 2012,
  • Windows Server 2012 R2,
  • 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)
  • .NET Framework 4.8 (comes installed in Windows 10 version 1903)
  • .NET Framework 4.8.1 (Preinstalled on windows 10 20H2 and later and windows 11)

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