CSLA .NET FAQ

CSLA .NET Versions

Modified: 2013/03/15 14:19 by RockfordLhotka - Categorized as: .NET, Silverlight
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Primary Versions

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CSLA 4 version 4.5 supports .NET 4, .NET 4.5, WinRT (Windows 8 Store apps), Windows Phone 8, and Silverlight 5.

CSLA 4 version 4.3 supports .NET 4, Silverlight 4 and 5, Windows Phone 7 (WP7), mono, and mono for Android.

Older versions of CSLA .NET provide support for older versions of Microsoft .NET and Silverlight.

Download CSLA .NET - all versions are available.

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Upgrading

Some posts with information about upgrading:


And some more:


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Non-Microsoft Platforms

CSLA 4 version 4.3 provides support for mono (Linux, OS X, etc.) and Mono for Android (Android).

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Future Roadmap

The roadmap is available here.

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Alternate Versions

CSLA .NET is also available in two other versions.

CSLA .NET N2
CSLA .NET N2 is a version of CSLA .NET 3.7+ that has been made to build on NET 2.0. This is a contribution by Jonny Bekkum.

CSLA .NET N2 is almost completely feature-compatible with CSLA .NET for Windows, and is a good way for people still using .NET 2.0 to leverage many of the new features in recent versions of CSLA .NET for Windows.

CSLA .NET VB
CSLA .NET VB is a version of CSLA .NET for Windows maintained in the VB language. This is a community effort led by Sean Rhone.

CSLA .NET VB is almost completely feature-compatible with CSLA .NET for Windows, and is a great reference implementation VB developers can use to get a deeper understanding of the framework implementation details.

It is not recommended that CSLA .NET VB be used in production environments.

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Version Background

CSLA .NET 3.0.5 is the recommended version for .NET 2.0 and 3.0. It introduced support for .NET 3.0 features: WPF, WCF, WF. It includes a wide array of bug fixes and features around Windows Forms, and other .NET 2.0 scenarios.

Anyone using CSLA .NET 2.x should upgrade to 3.0.5.

CSLA .NET 3.6-3.8 added support for Silverlight, ADO.NET Entity Framework and other .NET 3.5 and 3.5 SP1 features. This also includes support for ASP.NET MVC.

Starting in 3.6, code reduction was a major focus. So writing classes against 3.8 (current) means writing probably less than 50% of the code from early versions.

If you are using .NET 3.5 or Silverlight 3, you should use CSLA .NET 3.8.

If you are using .NET 4 or Silverlight 4, you should use CSLA 4, because CSLA 4 was created for this platform.

CSLA 4 also includes code reduction, and more abstraction around the data portal, and support for ASP.NET MVC 3.

CSLA 4 version 4.2 adds support for mono on Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. It includes bug fixes for .NET, Silverlight, and WP7.

CSLA 4 version 4.5 adds support for .NET 4.5 and WinRT (Windows 8), including the use of the new async and await keywords. It drops support for WP7 and Silverlight 4. Silverlight 5 and .NET 4 are supported through the use of Microsoft's async targeting pack library for Visual Studio 2012 (via nuget).

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