ToolLocationHelper.GetPathToReferenceAssemblies Method (FrameworkName)


Gets the paths to the reference assemblies location for the given target framework.

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

public static IList<string> GetPathToReferenceAssemblies(
	FrameworkName frameworkName


Type: System.Runtime.Versioning.FrameworkName

The framework name.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IList<String>

Returns the paths to the reference assemblies location.

Exception Condition

When the frameworkName is null

This method assumes that the requested ReferenceAssemblyRoot path will be the ProgramFiles directory that is specified by Environment.SpecialFolder.ProgramFiles. In addition, when the .NETFramework or .NET Framework targetFrameworkIdentifiers are seen and targetFrameworkVersion is 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, or 4, the correctly chained reference assembly paths for the legacy .NET Framework versions will be returned. This chaining will use the existing GetPathToDotNetFrameworkReferenceAssemblies to build up the list of reference assembly paths.

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