ABP Now Supports .NET 8

Recently we have published ABP v8.0. With this version the ABP Framework and ABP Commercial both supports for .NET 8, aligning itself with the latest enhancements and new features of the ASP.NET's new version 8.

Here's the related PR for this upgrade. This update ensures that developers using ABP can leverage the new features and improvements of .NET 8, enhancing the capability and performance of their applications. With .NET 8 support, ABP 8.0 likely offers improved performance, enhanced security, and greater efficiency, making it a robust choice for building modern web applications.
Here's the summary of .NET 8 features and enhancements:

What's new in .NET 8

.NET Aspire

.NET Aspire is a tool to observe and manage distributed web applications. It's still preview version. You can manage your containers, executables, logs, traces and metrics of your running web application. For more information see this article


12 features have been implemented for System.Text.Json serialization and deserialization library with .NET 8. See these enhancements

Time abstraction

You may mock time in test scenarios with the new TimeProvider class and ITimer interface, which add time abstraction functionality.

UTF8 improvements

The new IUtf8SpanFormattable interface targets UTF8 and Span<byte> instead of UTF16 and Span<char>. Also the new Utf8.TryWrite methods provide a UTF8 based counterpart to the existing MemoryExtensions.TryWrite methods, which are UTF16-based.

Data validation

There are new validation attributes for cloud-native services. The new properties were added to the RangeAttribute and RequiredAttribute types. See the list below for the new validation attributes:

New Data Attribute Description
MinimumIsExclusive, MaximumIsExclusive Checks whether bounds are included in the allowable range
Length Checks both lower and upper bounds for strings or collections. For example, [Length(5, 10)] requires at least 5 elements and at most 10 elements in a collection
Base64String Checks that a string is a valid Base64 format
AllowedValues, DeniedValues Checks if values are from the allowed or disallowed list eg: [AllowedValues("man", "woman", "child")]

Randomness methods

The System.Random and System.Security.Cryptography.RandomNumberGenerator types present 2 new approaches to handling randomness.

Performance-focused types

System.Numerics and System.Runtime.Intrinsics

The System.Numerics and System.Runtime.Intrinsics namespaces introduces some hardware improvements with .NET 8. The following structs reimplemented for running with the best performance on ARM64.

Vector256, Matrix3x2, and Matrix4x4 have improved


New APIs let you attach key-value pair tags to Meter and Instrument objects when you create them. Aggregators of published metric measurements can use the tags to differentiate the aggregated values.


SHA-3 (Secure Hash Algorithm 3) is the latest member of the Secure Hash Algorithm family of standards. With .NET 8 SHA-3 is being supported.

HTTPS proxy support

Before HttpClient allows hackers to make man-in-the-middle attack with .NET 8, it creates an encrypted channel between the client and the proxy so all requests can be handled with full privacy.

Stream-based ZipFile methods

The new ZipFile.ExtractToDirectory provides a stream containing a zipped file and extract its contents into the filesystem.

Hosted lifecycle services

Hosted services now have more options for execution during the application lifecycle. IHostedService provided StartAsync and StopAsync, and now IHostedLifecycleService provides these additional methods:

Native AOT support

The option to publish as Native AOT was first introduced in .NET 7. Publishing an app with Native AOT creates a fully self-contained version of your app that doesn't need a runtime—everything is included in a single file. .NET 8 brings the following improvements to Native AOT publishing:

Operating system .NET 7 .NET 8
Linux x64 (with -p:StripSymbols=true) 3.76 MB 1.84 MB
Windows x64 2.85 MB 1.77 MB

Target iOS-like platforms with Native AOT

.NET 8 starts the work to enable Native AOT support for iOS-like platforms. You can now build and run .NET iOS and .NET MAUI applications with Native AOT on the following platforms:

  • ios
  • iossimulator
  • maccatalyst
  • tvos
  • tvossimulator

Performance improvements

.NET 8 includes improvements to code generation and just-in time (JIT) compilation:

  • Arm64 performance improvements
  • SIMD improvements
  • Support for AVX-512 ISA extensions (see Vector512 and AVX-512)
  • Cloud-native improvements
  • JIT throughput improvements
  • Loop and general optimizations
  • Optimized access for fields marked with ThreadStaticAttribute
  • Consecutive register allocation. Arm64 has two instructions for table vector lookup, which require that all entities in their tuple operands are present in consecutive registers.
  • JIT/NativeAOT can now unroll and auto-vectorize some memory operations with SIMD, such as comparison, copying, and zeroing, if it can determine their sizes at compile time.


This section contains the following subtopics:

ASP.NET composite images

As part of an effort to improve containerization performance, new ASP.NET Docker images are available that have a composite version of the runtime. This composite is built by compiling multiple MSIL assemblies into a single ready-to-run (R2R) output binary. Because these assemblies are embedded into a single image, jitting takes less time, and the startup performance of apps improves. The other big advantage of the composite over the regular ASP.NET image is that the composite images have a smaller size on disk.

Source-generated COM interop

.NET 8 includes a new source generator that supports interoperating with COM interfaces.

Minimum support baselines for Linux

The minimum support baselines for Linux have been updated for .NET 8. .NET is built targeting Ubuntu 16.04, for all architectures.

AOT compilation for Android apps

To decrease app size, .NET and .NET MAUI apps that target Android use profiled ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation mode when they're built in Release mode. Profiled AOT compilation affects fewer methods than regular AOT compilation. .NET 8 introduces the <AndroidStripILAfterAOT> property that lets you opt-in to further AOT compilation for Android apps to decrease app size even more.

Code analysis

.NET 8 includes several new code analyzers and fixers to help verify that you're using .NET library APIs correctly and efficiently. The following table summarizes the new analyzers.


Starting in .NET 8, NuGet verifies signed packages on Linux by default. NuGet continues to verify signed packages on Windows as well.

C# Hot Reload supports modifying generics

Starting in .NET 8, C# Hot Reload supports modifying generic types and generic methods. When you debug console, desktop, mobile, or WebAssembly applications with Visual Studio, you can apply changes to generic classes and generic methods in C# code or Razor pages. For more information, see the full list of edits supported by Roslyn


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