One of the major changes in this release is the update of the .NET Framework to version 4.8. .NET Framework sits at the heart of Analyzer’s core machinery and ensures the seamless integration with Windows®. Up to now, it was required to install .NET Framework 4.0 for Analyzer 2, and in case you were using the Analyzer Video Add In, version 3.5 was required as well. However, these versions are now outdated, and .NET Framework 4.0 is no longer supported by Microsoft.
With this update, these components are no longer required. Instead, .NET Framework 4.8 will be automatically installed together with Analyzer 2.3.0 (if not pre-installed; see also section on new installer logic).
Another big change in the core is in DirectX, which you might know as a common library for handling multimedia applications. Until now, our 3D Head View and the Analyzer Video Add In depended on a legacy version of Managed DirectX, which also required a separate installation.
We now updated to DirectX 11. As supported Windows® systems have either this version or version 12 (which is backward compatible) pre-installed, it is no longer necessary to install DirectX separately for 3D Head View and Analyzer Video.
These changes in the underlying platforms and multimedia interfaces required a lot of adaptations in Analyzer’s code to ensure that everything will still work as before – or even better!