NetPeerTcpBinding and other classes have been marked Obsolete in .Net 4.5, please restore them. - by james_cline_

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ID 776917 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 12
Opened 1/18/2013 10:39:27 AM
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We have an elegant enterprise solution based upon using the peer channel features of .Net. After looking to upgrade to .Net 4.5, we realized that this is being removed without any alternative or explanation. We have spent a good deal of time and money implementing this solution.

Why not leave them in the .Net framework? Or at least move to a separate library downloadable from codeplex?

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Posted by Rene Jensen on 7/27/2016 at 2:25 PM
Anything new about NetPeerTcpBinding alternative?
Posted by Microsoft on 10/9/2014 at 2:48 PM
Thank you for your feedback and reporting this issue.

The System.Net.Peer* related classes have been deprecated. However, the current Windows Runtime APIs in Windows 8/8.1 have similar functionality and are very useful for peer-to-peer scenarios such as communication and gaming.


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Posted by james_cline_ on 4/24/2013 at 12:47 PM
Is there any guidance or alternatives? We have mission critical software based on this technology. What was the reason for deprecating it?
Posted by Peter [MSFT] on 4/5/2013 at 6:32 PM
We regret that we're not able to take this bug at this time.
Posted by Macy [MSFT] on 1/21/2013 at 12:07 AM
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Posted by Macy [MSFT] on 1/18/2013 at 10:51 AM
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