The short answer is: yes. VistaDB works with .NET 6 already because it’s actually targeting .NET Standard 2.0. So VistaDB should have the same functionality it does on .NET Core and .NET 5, meaning access to single and multi-process modes, and locking optimizations made in VistaDB 6.2.
Is it that Easy?
Well, not exactly. VistaDB’s Visual Studio integration doesn’t currently support Visual Studio 2022, the required version of Visual Studio for .NET 6. This is a problem we are aware of, and will be the focus of our next update.
For those eager to get started with .NET 6 and VistaDB anyway, you can still use the VistaDB Data Builder. The VistaDB Data Builder is a separate application that lets you test your SQL code, review optimization hints from VistaDB, and directly query the data in your database without going through your application.
What Does This Mean for .NET 5? .NET Framework?
You can continue to use VistaDB with .NET 5, but Microsoft’s support period for .NET 5 is ending in about six months, May 8th, 2022. So anyone on .NET 5 should plan to upgrade to .NET 6 quickly. On the bright side, .NET 6 is a Long Term Support Release, so the support period lasts until November 8th, 2024.
VistaDB users can continue to use .NET Framework as well. .NET Framework is still in its support lifecycle, as it is considered a component of the Windows operating system. In this case, the most recent version of .NET Framework tied to a version of Windows is .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows 11. All this to say, .NET Framework 4.8 support should last for a long time.
How Can I Get Started With VistaDB on .NET 6?
If you’re not currently a VistaDB user, the best way to test it for yourself is with our free trial. You will not be able to use the Visual Studio Integration with Visual Studio 2022 at the moment, but stay tuned for more information on VistaDB, .NET 6, and Visual Studio 2022 coming soon.