Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 has now been released! You can get it here.
Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 is now platform and feature complete and this is our opportunity to try out the new browser before its final release. If you find issues with IE8, please file a bug. More information and instructions can be found at the support page for Internet Explorer 8 RC 1.
To ensure your browser is up to date, all RC1 users will be automatically updated with the final version of Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Update so you’ll always have the latest version of the browser.
So the question remains: Are Windows Forms dead?
I find the System.Web.HttpValueCollection class very useful in a wide number of situations that involve composing HTTP requests or any other need to represent name/value collection as a string (in an XML attribute, for example).
I’d like to see it public and available in a more generic assembly like System.DLL to be available on every type of .NET application (Windows Client applications, Windows Service applications, Silverlight applications, Windows Mobile applications, etc.).
For those who can’t (or don’t want to) deploy .NET Framework 3.5, the service packs included for the 2.0 and 3.0 versions of the framework are available as standalone downloads.
The .NET Framework 3.5 contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0, and includes .NET Framework 2.0 service pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.0 service pack 1. and is also available for download.
You can read all about it from various teams and team member’s blogs:
- Soma S. Somasegar
- Scott Guthrie
- BCL Team
- Jack Gudenkauf
- Charlie Calvert