Description of Preview of Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 (KB 4229727)

Applies to: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.NET Framework 4.6Windows 8.1 More

Introduction


This June 2018 Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 includes cumulative reliability improvements in .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1. We recommend that you apply this update as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the "Prerequisites" and "Restart requirement" sections.

Important

  • All updates for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows 8.1-based, Windows RT 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive updates in the future..
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Quality and reliability improvements


CLR1

  • Fixes the binary serialization compatibility issue for the CultureAwareComparer class.
WPF2
  • ComboBox-grouped items now report children correctly through UIAutomation.

  • Replacing multiple characters with a single character from IMEPad input now succeeds.

  • In certain .NET applications, timing issues in the finalizer thread was potentially causing exceptions during AppDomain or process shutdown. This was generally seen in applications that do not correctly shut down dispatchers that are running on worker threads before the process or AppDomain shutdown. Such applications should make sure to correctly manage the lifetime of dispatchers. This change adds an AppContext switch that can help reduce (but not eliminate) some issues that may be caused by these application design issues. To enable this change, set the following AppContext flag:

    Switch.MS.Internal.DoNotInvokeInWeakEventTableShutdownListener=true


1 Common Language Runtime (CLR)
2  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Additional information about this update


For more information about this update as it relates to Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4291497 June 2018 Preview of the Quality Rollups for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 (KB 4291497)

How to get this update


Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

  • For Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2, apply update 4291497.

Windows Software Update Services (WSUS)

On your WSUS server, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0.
  2. Expand ComputerName, and then click Action.
  3. Click Import Updates.
  4. WSUS open a browser window in which you may be prompted to install an ActiveX control. You must install the ActiveX control to continue.
  5. After the ActiveX control is installed, you see the Microsoft Update Catalog screen. Enter 4291497 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 in the Search box, and then click Search.
  6. Locate the .NET Framework packages that match the operating systems, languages, and processors in your environment. Click Add to add them to your basket.
  7. After you select all the packages that you require, click View Basket.
  8. To import the packages to your WSUS server, click Import.
  9. After the packages are imported, click Close to return to WSUS.

The updates are now available for installation through WSUS.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, or 4.7.1 installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you exit all .NET Framework-based applications before you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces previously released update 4103473.

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