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Building for Specific .NET Framework Versions

Visual Studio 2008 lets you target a specific .NET Framework version in your build. Topics in this section describe how to use this feature.

Using MSBuild to Target Specific .NET Framework Versions

Explains how to build projects that target a particular .NET Framework version.

Standard and Custom Toolset Configurations

Introduces the concept of Toolsets and explains the differences between standard and custom Toolsets.

Overriding ToolsVersion Settings

Explains how to build a project by using a ToolsVersion that is different than the solution ToolsVersion.

MSBuild Concepts

Explains the concepts behind properties, tasks, targets, and other MSBuild components.