.NET Framework SDKs and Targeting Packs for Visual Studio 2010

The following .NET Framework targeting packs and SDKs are available for use with Visual Studio 2010. Each download enables you to build apps for a specific Microsoft platform, such as Microsoft Azure. The SDKs and .NET Framework downloads may update Visual Studio and the .NET Framework on your machine.

The .NET team has also published many libraries, listed at .NET NuGet packages, that can be used when building apps that target these platforms.

Learn about .NET Framework SDKs and targeting packs available for Visual Studio 2013.

You can also access Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 versions of this page.

.NET Framework (Windows desktop and server)

Target platformDownloads
.NET Framework 4.0.3

.NET Framework 4.0.3 Targeting Pack

.NET Framework 4.0.3 -- Design-time Update

Runtime installer: .NET Framework 4.0.3

.NET Framework 4

Included in Visual Studio 2010

Also available in:
Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4

Runtime installer: .NET Framework 4

.NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to target .NET Framework 3.5

Runtime installer: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

In Windows 8 Control Panel, use “Turn Windows features on or off” to enable .NET Framework 3.5 targeting


Microsoft services

Target platformDownloads
Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET
Team Foundation ServerVisual Studio 2010 SP1 + TFS Update
SkyDrive, Outlook.com Live Connect SDK
Bing Maps Bing Maps WPF Control


Microsoft devices

Target platformDownloads
Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone SDK 7.1
XBOX 360 XNA Game Studio 4.0
Kinect for Windows Kinect for Windows SDK



Target platformDownloads
Portable Class Library Portable Library Tools
.NET NuGet PackagesNone



Target platformTargeting pack download
Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Runtime installer:
Silverlight 5 Runtime