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Version Property (Launch Conditions)

Specifies the version number of the .NET Framework redistributable component that is required to be on the target computer before the application is installed.


Do not confuse this property with Version Property (Windows Installer), which specifies the version of an installer or merge module.

The .NET Framework launch condition property Version in the Setup Project specifies the exact version of the .NET Framework that the installer requires be present on the target computer before you install the application. By using the Version property, you can specify the following versions of the .NET Framework in the launch condition.

Version property value

.NET Framework 2.0

.NET Framework 3.0

.NET Framework 3.5

.NET Framework 3.5 Client Profile

.NET Framework 3.5 Server Core Profile

.NET Framework 4

.NET Framework 4 Client Profile



  1. The list of property values that appears in the Visual Studio IDE depends on the versions of the .NET Framework that are installed on your development computer.

  2. Choose the Any property value if you have targeted your application run and install on more than one version of the .NET Framework through the app.config file.