The successor of .NET Core 3.1 is .NET 5. It is still not a 100% port of all components, but the direction and clear vision is visible: A unique framework that combines the classic .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono.

Using .NET 5, developers are able to build the following application types:

  • ASP.NET Core 5 Web Applications
  • Web APIs
  • Console Applications
  • Desktop Applications including Windows Forms and WPF
  • Windows Universal Apps

.NET Release Schedule

Major releases of .NET will occur every year after the release of .NET 5.

Future of .NET

All even-numbered releases (5,6,7,...) get the LTS (long term support) status and minor releases get a predictable release schedule.

TX Text Control Schedule

Today, we are pleased to announce that TX Text Control's .NET-based products will support .NET 5 beginning with version 30.0. The release of version 30.0 is planned for the second half of 2021. While ASP.NET Core 5 is already supported by TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET including our MVC controls, we are working on full .NET 5 support for Windows Forms and WPF.

TX Text Control and .NET 5

Find below a first screenshot that shows TX Text Control 30.0 in a .NET 5 Windows Forms application:

TX Text Control in .NET 5

We are very excited about the future of .NET and we will provide the well-known user experience of our components in .NET 5 and future releases of .NET.

Stay tuned!