GetFrameworkPath Task

Retrieves the path to the .NET Framework assemblies.

The following table describes the parameters of the GetFrameworkPath task.

Parameter

Description

FrameworkVersion11Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the framework version 1.1 assemblies, if present. Otherwise returns null.

FrameworkVersion20Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the framework version 2.0 assemblies, if present. Otherwise returns null.

FrameworkVersion30Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the framework version 3.0 assemblies, if present. Otherwise returns null.

FrameworkVersion35Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the framework version 3.5 assemblies, if present. Otherwise returns null.

FrameworkVersion40Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the framework version 4.0 assemblies, if present. Otherwise returns null.

Path

Optional String output parameter.

Contains the path to the latest framework assemblies, if any are available. Otherwise returns null.

If several versions of the .NET Framework are installed, this task returns the version that MSBuild is designed to run on.

In addition to the parameters listed above, this task inherits parameters from the TaskExtension class, which itself inherits from the Task class. For a list of these additional parameters and their descriptions, see TaskExtension Base Class.

The following example uses the GetFrameworkPath task to store the path to the .NET Framework in the FrameworkPath property.

<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
    <Target Name="GetPath">
        <GetFrameworkPath>
            <Output
                TaskParameter="Path"
                PropertyName="FrameworkPath" />
        </GetFrameworkPath>
    </Target>
</Project>
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