Friday, December 22, 2006

.NET Framework 3.5 for Orcas Appears Official

Rumors of .NET Framework 3.5 (a.k.a., .NET Fx 3.5) as the moniker for the Visual Studio "Orcas" LINQ and ADO.NET vNext add-on to .NET Framework 3.0 were confirmed today by a "Notes on the January CTP" post on Charlie Calvert's (C#) Community Blog. Here's the quote:

In the Solution Explorer (usually found on the right of the IDE, go to the references section and add one or more of the following: System.Core.dll, System.Xml.Linq.dll and System.Data.Linq.dll. You can find these files on your hard drive in the \Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5.XXXXX\ directory. They will be added for you automatically in later builds of Orcas, but in these early pre-beta builds you may have to add them yourself. [Emphasis added.]

For more on the belated Orcas December 2006 CTP, now Orcas January 2006 CTP, see these posts:

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