Microsoft has released the .NET 6.0 Framework. It is the unification of the .NET 4.8 Framework with .NET Core and enables developers to use a single framework and runtime with uniform behavior with support on multiple platforms.
To work with the .NET 6.0 Framework, you will need to install the current release of Visual Studio 2022 (currently 17.0.0).
You can use these download links for the current version of Visual Studio and the .NET 6.0 Framework.
Visual Studio 2022
Microsoft .NET 6.0
The minimum required version of SocketTools is 10.0.1290.2024, released on 08 Nov 2021. If you have an earlier version of SocketTools, you will need to upgrade to the current release. This update is free to developers who have a version 10 license.
SocketTools Build 1290 and later includes support for the .NET 6.0 assemblies as part of our standard distribution. We will not be backporting support for .NET 6.0 to previous versions of SocketTools.
SocketTools 10 remains focused on Windows desktop and server development and will only provide support for those platforms. If you have any questions about using the .NET 6.0 assemblies, please contact us.
SocketTools .NET 5.0 Framework
SocketTools .NET 7.0 Preview
Referencing .NET Core Assemblies
Visual Studio 2022 Released