The Windows 10 April 2018 Update recently shipped, and it includes the .NET Framework 4.7.2 as an OS component. In addition, a standalone redistributable version of the .NET Framework 4.7.2 is now available for download on earlier versions of Windows. To borrow wording from this support article, the .NET Framework 4.7.2 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1.
I have posted updated versions of the .NET Framework setup verification tool, the .NET Framework cleanup tool, and the sample code to detect .NET Framework install states that support detecting, verifying, and cleaning up the .NET Framework 4.7.2. You can find more information about how to download and use these tools at the following locations:
- .NET Framework setup verification tool user’s guide – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/astebner/2008/10/13/net-framework-setup-verification-tool-users-guide/
- .NET Framework cleanup tool user’s guide – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/astebner/2008/08/28/net-framework-cleanup-tool-users-guide/
- Sample code to detect .NET Framework install state and service pack level – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/astebner/2009/06/16/sample-code-to-detect-net-framework-install-state-and-service-pack-level/
As always, if you run into any issues or have any feedback about these tools or samples, please let me know by posting a comment on one of my blog posts.