Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 4.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am using Visual Studio 2008 with .NET Framework 3.5 to develop C# Applications.

    However i also want to use IronPython 2.7.1 which requires .NET Framework 4.0

    I fear that if I install 4.0 then I wont be able to run VS2008 applications any more.

    Is there any way around this ?

    Patrick Pope

    Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:02 PM


  • There's nothing to get around :-)

    Installing .NET Framework 4.0 will not interfere with VS 2008. VS 2008 cannot see or use .NET Framework 4.0, which is completely separate from the framework version that VS 2008 uses.

    4.0 will NOT replace your existing frameworks. It will install as a separate entity.

    So, go ahead and install 4.0 on your system (remembering, of course, that if you have Windows XP, you MUST have SP3 installed, or if your have Vista, you MUST have SP1 installed at minimum, and preferebly SP2).


    • Proposed as answer by Alexander Sun Friday, November 11, 2011 10:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Monday, November 14, 2011 6:58 AM
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:04 PM