- Posted by Ian Suttle on August 6, 2007
- Filed under .NET 3.5
Many people have a misconception regarding versions of the latest release of Beta 2 of the .Net Framework. With .Net 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0, the framework and the language versions were released in parallel i.e. .Net Framework 2.0 released with C# 2.0, etc. Then when .Net 3.0 came out the link was broken. .Net 3.0 did not increment the version of the languages themselves; it was purely additions to the framework library which included Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF - I think WWF was taken), and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). The languages themselves remained 2.0 As for Ajax.Net, it's logic is embedded in the framework therefore its version is also Ajax.Net 3.5.
The release of Visual Studio 2008, the IDE formerly known as Orcas, is bundled with .Net Framework version 3.5 and the languages (well, VB and C# at least) have been promoted to 3.0 versions. Expect to see this trend continue, breaking the mold of the previous versioning coincidence.