ToolLocationHelper.GetPathToStandardLibraries Method (String, String, String)


Returns the path to the reference assemblies location for the given target framework's standard libraries (i.e. mscorlib). This method will assume the requested ReferenceAssemblyRoot path will be the ProgramFiles directory specified by Environment.SpecialFolder.ProgramFiles In additon when the .NETFramework or .NET Framework targetFrameworkIdentifiers are seen and targetFrameworkVersion is 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0 we will return the correctly chained reference assembly paths for the legacy .NET Framework versions. This chaining will use the existing GetPathToDotNetFrameworkReferenceAssemblies to build up the list of reference assembly paths.

MSBuild is now included in Visual Studio instead of the .NET Framework.You can use MSBuild 12.0 side-by-side with versions previously deployed with the .NET Framework.For more information, see What's New in MSBuild 12.0.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Build.Utilities
Assembly:  Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core (in Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core.dll)

public static string GetPathToStandardLibraries(
	string targetFrameworkIdentifier,
	string targetFrameworkVersion,
	string targetFrameworkProfile


Type: System.String

Identifier being targeted

Type: System.String

Version being targeted

Type: System.String

Profile being targeted

Return Value

Type: System.String

Collection of reference assembly locations.

Exception Condition

When the frameworkName is null

Return to top