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Engine.DefaultToolsVersion Property

The default ToolsVersion of this build engine.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Engine (in Microsoft.Build.Engine.dll)

public string DefaultToolsVersion { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents the default ToolsVersion.

Projects use this ToolsVersion if they are not otherwise told which ToolsVersion to use. This value is retrieved from either the .exe.config file or the registry. If neither specify a default ToolsVersion, then the version is hard-coded to version "2.0." For more information about ToolsVersion, see Building for Specific Versions of the .NET Framework.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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