This pages describes the new features regarding exclusively the .NET generator. This means, features which doesn't apply to other generators or features which already were implemented in others and now are also included in .NET.
Finally it also includes all known compatibility issues (regarding this generator) with previews versions.
This generator generates Windows code like it did on GeneXus 9.0 (GeneXus X only generates Web code).
Take a look at GeneXus 9.0 .NET Generator
The use of this feature (already available in Java Generator in previous versions) lowers the bandwith usage between browser and webserver and therefore improves application performance. This feature is used by default (the default value of the property is 'YES'), but you can disable it setting 'No'. 'No' value can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes, to understand the content of browser<->server traffic.
More information in SAC 22102
External Objects (EO) allow you to access native classes of the language (assemblies)
We can create an EO manually from the "New Object" dialog, indicating each property/method, or we can use a Wizard/Inspector to make our work easier.
The see the full documentation, please refer to Native Object (assemblies and/or classes)
This property controls the application building process and its "Incremental" value speeds up the prototyping cycle. This property applies only to the prototype environment.
Win / Web: many applications in the same directory
As from this version gxcommon.dll is named as <Namespace>gxcommon.dll, where <Namespace> is taken from the .NET Application Namespace property at environment level.
This feature allows you to copy to the same directory applications generated by different Knowledge bases. Other prerequisites are: applications have to be generated by the same GeneXus version; the data stores the KBs have defined need to be the same.
It was implemented a native mechanism for this purpose
.NET Framework 1.1 is not longer supported. .NET Framework 2.0 or higher is required.
Informix client version 2.90 or higher is required. Using lower versions will produce the following error: Internal error: Function call failed (SQL0035N The file "C:\Program Files\Informix\Client-SDK\msg\en_us\IBM.Data.Informix.xml" cannot be opened.)
The Access technology ODBC is not supported. Generated applications can just access the DBMS through ADO.NET.
This implies that some DBMS versions which don't support ADO.NET are not supported any more (like Oracle 7.x for example).
Check the generator property changes
if you are converting from GeneXus 9.0 to GeneXus X Evolution 1.