Future of asp.net webforms.

Posted by: std on 25 December 2017, 11:28 pm EST

  • Posted 25 December 2017, 11:28 pm EST

    We are worried about the future of asp.net webforms, do you know if Microsoft is going to continue investing in this technology or on the contrary is going to let it die ?. ComponentOne will continue to perform ASP.NET Web Forms product updates ??

    best regard:
  • Replied 26 December 2017, 10:13 pm EST

    We are discussing with the concerned team and let you know as we get any update on this.

  • Replied 27 December 2017, 10:34 pm EST

    As long as Microsoft support, obviously, we will support it. After official announcement from Microsoft to stop WebForm support, we will continue support for a year with disclaimer that we are going to stop support for WebForm controls.

  • Replied 28 December 2017, 5:55 am EST

    Thanks for answering...

    Do you have any information if Microsoft is going to stop supporting asp.net Web Form ???

    Thank you...
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    Replied 28 December 2017, 10:03 pm EST

    Currently, we do not have such any information that MicroSoft is going to stop WebForm support.

    Please go through the links:

    Recent Blog(Jul 2017) from MicroSoft on Asp.Net webform ReportViewer

  • Replied 11 December 2018, 3:42 pm EST

    Microsoft included 3 new features in Web Forms in the July 2015 release of <a href="https://crbtech.in/programmes/dot-net-training-programme">.NET</a> Framework 4.6. So clearly, they still intend to support it and even add to it on occasion. It’s a mature framework, so it’s to be expected that the updates wouldn’t be as large and significant as they were in the early days. But, at the same time, 4 versions of .NET Framework have been released since then (4.6.1 – 4.7.1) without any new features specifically for Web Forms. Instead, the energy has been largely behind ASP.NET Core, MVC, and Web API. It seems fairly clear to me that those are where the excitement is in ASP.NET now.

    If I had to predict, I’d say that ASP.NET Web Forms will stay largely what it is today and be supported by the .NET Framework for at least several major future releases. However, it should be noted that the .NET Framework is also gradually be eclipsed by .NET Core, the cross-platform, rewritten version of .NET. So, even from that perspective, it looks like Web Forms could be waning.

    When you think about building a new application or updating an existing one into a more modern technology, it’s usually a good idea to jump in fairly close to the cutting edge. Technology moves so fast these days that jumping in very far back will often result in earlier obsolescence. For that reason, we recommend that our customer create their new applications in ASP.NET Core.

    You also have to think about how you will support a new software application. Typically, this involves an internal team of developers–developers who want to work on the latest technologies, and because they have been in short supply these last couple of decades, require a certain amount of wooing to attract and retain the best ones.

  • Replied 10 December 2018, 4:06 pm EST


    Thank you for your insights. We will update on our Website if there any developments to supporting WebForms.
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