Windows

    Microsoft Pre-Release Software Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 - July 2006 CTP

    Language:
    English
    Microsoft has provided a version of the .NET Framework v3.0 for the general public.
    • Version:

      3.0.04307.00

      File Name:

      dotnetfx3setup.exe

      Date Published:

      7/17/2006

      File Size:

      2.8 MB

        The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range of business processes. These new technologies are Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace (formerly code named "Infocard"). Microsoft plans to ship .NET Framework 3.0 as part of the Windows Vista operating system. In addition, Microsoft is making these technologies available on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The following Community Technology Preview of .NET Framework 3.0 enables you to continue experimenting with early builds of these technologies, get acquainted with the development experience, and provide feedback to Microsoft. For more information on these technologies, click here.

        Please note that the License Agreement in this pre-release version of the .NET Framework v3.0 does not allow usage in a live operating environment. Information about Go-Live possibilities can be found here.

        Note: This is a pre-RTM release. Therefore, do not install these builds on machines you depend on. If you have a previous version of Avalon ("Windows Presentation Foundation"), Indigo ("Windows Communication Foundation"), or pre-released versions of .NET Framework 2.0 installed you must read this before download.

        Compatibility with Windows Vista Beta2
        This CTP (Community Tech Preview) is intended for users of Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server. This CTP is also available as part of the Windows Vista July release, build 5472. It is not supported for users running the Windows Vista Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0 development. If you are using Windows Vista Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0 development, we recommend that you do not install this version of the CTP and instead use the Beta 2 release. The .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP runtime is a later version than the one that ships with Windows Vista Beta 2, and code that uses the .NET Framework 3.0 Beta2 will not work with this CTP.

        Installation
        To start the installation process, you will need to run the download file; this will initiate the installation of the .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP; If you have troubles with the download manager, you can download the entire package for x86 or for x64 which are both .EXE files. Note: July CTP is an English only CTP. If you are installing the July CTP on an OS other than English, German and Japanese, please use the full redist packages (link above).

        This CTP release supports Visual Studio 2005 RTM and the .NET Framework 2.0 RTM.  The Microsoft® Windows® SDK contains documentation, samples, and tools designed to help you develop managed applications and libraries using .NET Framework. You can install the SDK that corresponds to this release here.

    • Supported Operating System

      Longhorn (Windows Code Name), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2


        • Supported Visual Studio tool set: RTM release of Visual Studio 2005
        • and Visual Studio Express

          Please note: there is no Visual Studio "Orcas" Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 accompanying release. The supported dev tools for this July CTP is the Windows SDK July CTP, Visual Studio 2005, and the WorkFlow extensions (see links in Related Resources).
    • Install Instructions
        Installing the .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP;
        To start the installation process, you will need to run the download file; this will initiate the installation of the .NET Framework 3.0 July CTP; If you have troubles with the download manager, you can download the entire package for x86 or for x64 which are both .EXE files. Note: July CTP is an English only CTP. If you are installing the July CTP on an OS other than English, German and Japanese, please use the full redist packages (link above).

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