Update for the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 dated August, 2013

Applies to: Windows 8Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Datacenter


This article describes an update for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. The update contains two fixes for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that resolve printing issues that occur when you print an XML Paper Specification (XPS) document to a Graphics Device Interface (GDI) printer. These fixes can substantially reduce the time that is needed to print an XPS document, depending on the document and the fonts that it uses.

The first fix improves the algorithm for selecting a GDI font, especially on a non-English operating system. It corrects certain printing errors such as characters appearing too small, appearing too bold, or lacking fine details such as hooks at the end of long strokes. It also improves the performance of font selection in many cases.  

The second fix corrects a flaw in the logic for caching font selection results so that the result of an expensive selection can be reused cheaply. 

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How to obtain this update

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Command-line switches for this update

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Restart requirement

You do not need to restart the computer after you apply this update unless the files that are being updated are locked or in use.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

Update removal information

To remove this update, use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

File information

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