Monday, May 28, 2007

* What's New in .NET 3.5

It is recommended to read first 'What's New in C# 3.0'


  • Support for enabling existing ASP.NET 2.0 pages for AJAX
  • Creation of ASMX & WCF based web services and consuming them from AJAX Library
  • ASP.NET server side application services like authentication, roles management exposed as web services
  • ASP.NET Merge Tool - a new tool for merging pre-compiled assemblies
  • New ListView control which supports edit, insert, delete, sorting & paging
  • ASP.NET integrated with core IIS 7.0 which makes ASP.NET services like authentication & caching available for other content types also.
  • Microsoft AJAX Library to support AJAX based web development

Base Classes & CLR

  • Support for CSharp 3.0 including LINQ.
  • HashSet : A high performance collection of type set.
  • Time Zone Improvements : to develop applications which operate in multiple time zones
  • Minor Improvements in Threading, Reflection and controlling the GC behavior


  • Client Application Services : All windows based application to use ASP.NET login, roles and profile services hosted on central server.
  • Occasionally Connected Services (OCS) : keeps windows application's local and remote data in sync.
  • 'Silver' : code name for a new technology which unifies WF and WCF
  • WCF Syndication : WCF services exposing syndication feeds. Supports Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0

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