.NET and C# Versions - 20th Anniversary ♥
Notes and Disclaimers
- Based on the wikipedia drawing of .NET Framework versions.
- A lot of details are missing such is the art of summarizing.
- A lot of alternative .NET Runtimes are missing; Mono, Silverlight etc.
- Errors are probably present and in addition there are discrepancies between sources and could not double check everything.
- Features depicted as part of a version are probably not always representative. Additionally, there is no consistency in highlighted features since often more about what else was in a release. Some releases have a lot of new features while others not, but instead focus on performance or similar. So don’t judge a release only on new features.
- No room to mention all the amazing performance improvements.
- .NET is not just C# and a given C# version is not constrained to a given .NET release. For example, C# 10 can be used to target .NET Framework 4.5. Some newer features may not work or require adding a bit of attribute code in that case.
- .NET Framework version history
- .NET Framework versions and dependencies
- What’s new in .NET Framework
- A History of .NET Runtimes
- Microsoft .NET Core Versions History
- .NET (wikipedia)
- Announcing .NET Core 1.0
- Announcing .NET Core 1.1
- Announcing .NET Core 2.0
- Announcing .NET Core 2.1
- All About Span: Exploring a New .NET Mainstay
- Announcing .NET Core 2.2
- Announcing .NET Core 3.0
- The RyuJIT transition is complete!
- Announcing .NET Core 3.1
- Announcing .NET 5.0
- Announcing .NET 6 — The Fastest .NET Yet
- The history of C#
- C Sharp (programming language)
- Roslyn (compiler)
- The Rough History of The So Many C# Compilers