Thursday, October 21, 2021

Released: Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 3

Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 3 has been released. This release contains improvements and updates to the Microsoft.Data.SqlClient data provider for SQL Server.

Our plan is to provide GA releases twice a year with two or more preview releases in between. This cadence should provide time for feedback and allow us to deliver features and fixes in a timely manner. This third 4.0 preview includes many fixes and changes over the previous 4.0 Preview 2 release.


Notable changes include:

  • Dropped support for .NET Core 2.1
  • Added GetFieldValueAsync<T> and GetFieldValue<T> support for XmlReaderTextReaderStream #1019. Read more


For the full list of changes and fixes in Microsoft.Data.SqlClient 4.0 Preview 3, please see the Release Notes.


To try out the new package, add a NuGet reference to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient in your application and pick the 4.0 preview 3 version.


We appreciate the time and effort you spend checking out our previews. It makes the final product that much better. If you encounter any issues or have any feedback, head over to the SqlClient GitHub repository and submit an issue.


David Engel

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