NET release notes

Recent .NET agent release notes are listed below. If you would like a release that has been used extensively with a list of known issues, see Established releases (.NET) for download and version information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 17:00 Download

New Features

  • Improvements to New Relic Edge (Infinite Tracing)
    • The agent will now handle having its infinite tracing traffic moved from one backend host to another without losing data or requiring an agent restart.
    • Improved logging of infinite tracing connections.

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Support statement

New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months. As of this release, the oldest supported version is .NET Agent 8.13.798.0.

Upgrading

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 17:01

New Features

  • Updated support for RabbitMQ
    • Adds support for .NET Core applications using RabbitMQ.Client.
    • Adds support for RabbitMQ.Client version 6.2.1.
    • Not supported: Distributed Tracing is not supported with the RabbitMQ AMQP 1.0 plugin.

  • Adds configuration Environment Variables
    • Adds MAX_TRANSACTION_SAMPLES_STORE - the maximum number of samples stored for Transaction Events.
    • Adds MAX_EVENT_SAMPLES_STORED - the maximum number of samples stored for Custom Events.
    • Adds NEW_RELIC_LOG - the unqualifed name for the Agent's log file.

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Support statement

New Relic recommends that you upgrade the agent regularly and at a minimum every 3 months. As of this release, the oldest supported version is .NET Agent 8.12.216.0.

Upgrading

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 17:00 Download

Download URLs

Download the appropriate release for your New Relic .NET agent:

https://download.newrelic.com/dot_net_agent/latest_release

Fixes

  • Fixes Issue #224 where leading "SET" commands will be ignored when parsing compound SQL statements. (#370)
  • Fixes Issue #226 where the profiler ignores drive letter in HOME_EXPANDED when detecting running in Azure Web Apps. (#373)
  • Fixes Issue #93: when the parent methods are blocked by their asynchronous child methods, the agent deducts the child methods' duration from the parent methods' exclusive duration.(#374)
  • Fixes Issue #9 where the agent failed to read settings from appsettings.{environment}.json files. (#372)
  • Fixes Issue #116 where the agent failed to read settings from appsettings.json in certain hosting scenarios. (#375)
  • Fixes Issue #234 by reducing the likelihood of a Fatal CLR Error. (#376)
  • Fixes Issue #377 when using the AddCustomAttribute API with Microsoft.Extensions.Primitives.StringValues type causes unsupported type exception. (378)

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Upgrading

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 17:00

New Features

Fixes

  • Fixes Issue #337 by removing obsolete code which was causing memory growth associated with a large number of transaction names.
  • PR #348: guards against potential exceptions being thrown from the agent API when the agent is not attached.

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Upgrading

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 14:00

New Features

  • .NET 5 RC2 Support
    We have validated that this version of the agent is compatible with .NET 5 Release Candidate 2.

Fixes

  • Fixes #301 where the agent incorrectly parses server-side configuration causing agent to shutdown.#310
  • Modifies WCF Instrumentation to address #314 by minimizing the reliance upon handled exceptions during the attempt to capture CAT and DT payloads.

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Upgrading

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 14:00 Download

Fixes

  • Fixes #223 so the agent can be compatible with ASP.NET Core 5 RC1.
  • Fixes issue in .NET 5 applications where external calls made with HttpClient may not get instrumented. For example, calls made with HttpClient.GetStringAsync would be missed. (#235)
  • Fixes issue #257 where .NET Standard Libraries that do not reference mscorlib fail to be instrumented in .NET Framework applications.
  • Reduces the performance impact of large amounts of instrumentation. See issue #26