April 10, 2003

.NET Framework 1.1 is out

Ok, so Microsoft have released version 1.1 of the .NET framework. Some bits are really quite cool:

Side-by-side installation and operation with version 1.0, I can even choose which to use with a config file. That's good.

However, I find myself staring at my screen in disbelief at the fact that they still seem incapable of making the framework operate properly with XP visual styles. Surely it doesn't take a genius to get the tab control to work properly? Instead we are left with trying to fix this using kludgy hacks (no offence to the author). This is a huge disappointment. I suppose at least the awful procedure for enabling the themes has gone: Application.EnableVisualStyles() - that's better.

.NET Framework Redistributable v1.1.
.NET Framework SDK v1.1.

Posted by Simon at April 10, 2003 06:51 PM