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Platforms supported by the Amazon SDK for .NET

The Amazon SDK for .NET provides distinct groups of assemblies for developers to target different platforms. However, not all SDK functionality is the same on each of these platforms. This topic describes the differences in support for each platform.

.NET Core

The Amazon SDK for .NET supports applications written for .NET Core (.NET Core 3.1, .NET 5, .NET 6, and so on). Amazon service clients only support asynchronous calling patterns in .NET core. This also affects many of the high level abstractions built on top of service clients, like the Amazon S3 TransferUtility, which will only support asynchronous calls in the .NET Core environment.

.NET Standard 2.0

Non-Framework variations of the Amazon SDK for .NET comply with .NET Standard 2.0. The Amazon SDK for .NET provides only asynchronous methods for applications written against .NET Standard.

.NET Framework 4.5

This version of the Amazon SDK for .NET is compiled against .NET Framework 4.5 and runs in the .NET 4.0 runtime. Amazon service clients support synchronous and asynchronous calling patterns and use the async and await keywords introduced in C# 5.0.

.NET Framework 3.5

This version of the Amazon SDK for .NET is compiled against .NET Framework 3.5, and runs in either the .NET 2.0 or .NET 4.0 runtime. Amazon service clients support synchronous and asynchronous calling patterns and use the older Begin and End pattern.

Note

The Amazon SDK for .NET is not Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) compliant when used by applications built against version 2.0 of the CLR. For details on how you can substitute a FIPS compliant implementation in that environment, refer to CryptoConfig on the Microsoft blog and the CLR Security team's HMACSHA256 class ( HMACSHA256Cng ) in Security.Cryptography.dll.

Portable Class Library and Xamarin

The Amazon SDK for .NET also contains a Portable Class Library implementation. The Portable Class Library implementation can target multiple platforms, including Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Xamarin on iOS and Android. See the Mobile SDK for .NET and Xamarin for more details. Amazon service clients only support asynchronous calling patterns.

Unity support

For information about Unity support, see Special considerations for Unity support.

More information

Migrating to version 3.5 of the Amazon SDK for .NET