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Targeting a Specific .NET Framework

By using Visual Studio 2008, you can specify a version of the .NET Framework for your project, .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5. The .NET Framework target of an application is the version of the .NET Framework that a computer must have to enable the application to run on it. Starting in Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you can also target the .NET Framework Client Profile, which is a subset of the full .NET Framework version 3.5 library.

This section contains topics that describe how to target specific versions of the .NET Framework in your projects.

Visual Studio Multi-Targeting Overview

Provides an overview of the new multi-targeting features in Visual Studio 2008.

How to: Target a Specific .NET Framework

Details how to specify a particular .NET Framework for your project.

.NET Framework Client Profile Errors

Describes the errors and warnings that may occur when you target the .NET Framework Client Profile.

What's New in Visual Studio 2008

Describes Help topics for new features in Visual Studio 2008.

.NET Framework Client Profile

Contains information about the .NET Framework Client Profile, which is a subset of the full .NET Framework version 3.5 library.

Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files

Contains information about the best ways to create and manage solutions and projects. Also contains information about miscellaneous files, and storage-based and reference-based projects.

Application Page, Project Designer (C#)

Describes the Target Framework control in the Project Designer for Visual C# projects.

Advanced Compiler Settings Dialog Box (Visual Basic)

Describes the Target Framework control in the Project Designer for Visual Basic projects.

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