Any plans to update installed samples to recent .NET version, e.g., .NET 5 or 6?

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Posted 6 months ago by Paul Cutting
Version: 22.1.0
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Hi,

I'm new to ActiPro and the WPF Controls suite.  I just downloaded the WPF Controls and installed them, and started browing the samples (Sample Browser, Prism Integration and Window Workflow Integration).  I was surprised to see that these still targeted full-fat .NET Framework.  Any plans on updating these to something more current, e.g. .NET 5 or 6 (as of January 2022)?

Thanks.

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Posted 6 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Paul,

Yes we already do have .NET 5 compiles of our controls in our NuGet packages.  Please see that documentation topic for details. 

The installer just has the .NET Framework versions of the assemblies, while our NuGet packages have .NET Framework 4.5.2, .NET Core 3.1, and .NET 5 compiles in them right now.


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Posted 6 months ago by Paul Cutting
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Thank you for the quick response.  Sorry, I don't think I phrased my question very clearly.  My question pertained to the sample code specifically that gets installed, rather than the Actipro controls themselves.  For example, the sample projects target .NET Framework 4.6.2 and use the old non-SDK style projects.  I was asking if the samples would be updated to something more modern.

Thanks.

Answer - Posted 6 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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My apologies, I see that now.  The installed version of the samples target .NET Framework only and are classic non-SDK projects.

That being said, if you look at our WPF-Controls GitHub repo, we have all of them open source there.  In that repo, we have SDK-based projects instead that can easily use the other frameworks.  The modern SDK projects there use our controls' NuGet packages and are meant to be paired with them.

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Posted 6 months ago by Paul Cutting
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That's great, thank you.  I see that the csproj files in the GitHub repo for the Samples Browser do indeed use the new SDK-style format.  It looks like the Prism Integration and Window Workflow Integration samples still target .NET 4.6.2.  Just a heads-up that the main GitHub README.md still says targeting .NET 4.6.2.

Thanks.  Think I'm good for now.

Posted 6 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Thank you for letting us know about the Readme.  We will update it to remove that target note and add the supported platforms in the NuGet packages section.


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The latest build of this product (v22.1.2) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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