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Patrick




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Morning,

We currently have our eyes cast on .NET 5, as I’m sure many of your users have. Add-In Express is one of our core third-parties so we were wondering what plans you have for .NET 5. Is it something you are looking to support or even able to support as I know the COM registration was an issue with .NET Core?

Thank you,

Patrick
Posted 21 Sep, 2020 04:55:21 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


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Hello Patrick,

Sorry for the delay; it took us some time to look into the details.

.NET 5 is a new version of .NET Core. This is why Add-in Express can't support it.

Below is a short version of the article at https://www.infoworld.com/article/3394865/net-5-what-the-merger-of-net-framework-and-net-core-means.html:

.NET Framework wasn’t advancing as quickly as .NET Core. A decisive move from the nearly twenty-year-old Framework to the newer Core was inevitable. .NET 5 signals the end of development for the .NET Framework. .NET Core 3 is/was the last release to port .NET Framework APIs. There won’t be any additional Framework APIs in .NET 5.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 28 Sep, 2020 05:46:10 Top
nwein




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Have you guys looked at this? Or this?
Posted 28 Sep, 2020 09:49:32 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Nir and Patrick,

Actually, we've found out that at least some of our first-time fears didn't come true: it looks like we can register an add-in, load the .NET runtime, load the add-in, etc. We will check whether a .NET Framework and .NET 5 add-ins can coexist. Also, we will check whether Add-in Express panes will work with .NET 5. This research project will take some time. I suppose I will post our results here in several weeks.

To All,

If you want to get notified about this, drop a "Me too" note here. If the research takes more time than I expect and the topic becomes closed due to inactivity (usually, 30 days), write me using the contact form at https://www.add-in-express.com/support/askus.php and I'll reopen the topic.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 29 Sep, 2020 07:44:15 Top
nwein




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Thanks Andrei, seeing as .NET 5 RTM is not out just yet I think it's totally fine (even if you're still working on it and it's out it's fine :)
Thanks for looking into it.
Posted 29 Sep, 2020 08:15:22 Top
Patrick




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Hi Andrei,

Thanks for taking the time to look into this. It would be good to see Add-in Express in .NET 5.

If you ever wanted, we would be happy to do some testing for you. We have a very extensive add-in which should give some thorough testing.

Let me know,

Patrick
Posted 29 Sep, 2020 08:16:38 Top
Alexander Bauer




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Me too
Posted 03 Oct, 2020 03:40:43 Top