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.
.NET Framework (Windows desktop and server)
|.NET Framework 4.0.3|
Runtime installer: .NET Framework 4.0.3
|.NET Framework 4|
Included in Visual Studio 2010
Also available in:
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 Azure||Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET|
|Team Foundation Server||Visual Studio 2010 SP1 + TFS Update|
|SkyDrive, Outlook.com||Live Connect SDK|
|Bing Maps||Bing Maps WPF Control|
|Windows Phone 7.5||Windows Phone SDK 7.1|
|XBOX 360||XNA Game Studio 4.0|
|Kinect for Windows||Kinect for Windows SDK|
|Portable Class Library||Portable Library Tools|
|.NET NuGet Packages||None|
|Target platform||Targeting pack download|