As you may know, the .NET framework is going to disappear in the next 2 years, with version 4.8 announced as the last.
Since 2016, .NET is being gradually replaced by .NET Core to create cross-platform web and desktop apps (you can learn more about the .NET roadmap here).
Meanwhile, as we know it’s a feature that many of you (actually, all of us) are waiting for, we’ve been creating and/or migrating all our projects.
For the past 2 years, you could find .NET Core in:
- DocuVieware: see our .NET Core tutorials for versions 2.0 And 2.2 here.
- Our free web application AvePDF.
- Our PassportPDF platform with the productivity apps PDF Reducer Cloud, MRC Compressor, and PDF OCR Cloud.
And now, with version 14.1.31, native .NET Core 3 is available in both GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware.
.NET Core 3 support for GdPicture.NET is, like it is for Microsoft, on preview stage.
This allows us to check the stability and see if everyone is having the desired results.
Therefore, we encourage you to try it, and to let us know if you encounter any issue.
We will then switch to the release stage as soon as Microsoft does it.
The actual release is announced for September 2019.
There are many advantages to switch to .NET Core, and version 3 is highly interesting for:
- Performance: speed has been dramatically enhanced, especially for server apps like DocuVieware
- Overall stability
- Support for modern compression and security handlers
Now, how does .NET Core 3 look in our SDK offer?