About .NET Framework

Since CDBurnerXP 4, we use the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 as basis for our application.

If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you already have .NET 3.0 preinstalled so there is nothing to care about. Any earlier operating system, however, requires that you install it manually.

Which one to choose? .NET 3.5 allows you to run most .NET applications, .NET 2.0 is the most lightweight version (smallest size), .NET 4.x is the latest version.


Mono is an open source alternative to .NET, with support for other platforms, including Microsoft Windows. You might have the idea to try Mono to run CDBurnerXP, however, it does not work and probably will never work.

Can't you make CDBurnerXP work without .NET?

No, we cannot. The .NET Framework makes the development of CDBurnerXP possible in the first place. It provides numerous features and provides an efficient development environment. Given that recent operating systems include .NET anyway, there really is no reason to make development more difficult than necessary.