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Cannot add .NET framework target 4.5.2 on Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm using Windows 10. For our projects I must use Visual Studio 2013 and target to .NET framework 4.5.2.

    Windows 10 contains .NET framework up to 4.6.1. VS2013 includes targets up to 4.5.1.

    I tried to install the .NET Framework 4.5.2 developer package (see: Targeting .NET overview). However, that installation stops, because 4.5.2 is already installed. What I need is the separate 4.5.2 targeting pack (such as the one available for 4.6 or 4.6.1) or some workaround for it.

    Does anyone has a clue how to work around it or do I really need to downgrade to Windows 8?


    Jeroen Molenaar

    Monday, August 8, 2016 1:21 PM

Answers

  • I found the solution for this issue. Just install VS2015 community edition on your computer, too. 

    This installation adds the target configuration for 4.5.2 that is used by VS 2013.


    Jeroen Molenaar

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 8:07 AM

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  • I found the solution for this issue. Just install VS2015 community edition on your computer, too. 

    This installation adds the target configuration for 4.5.2 that is used by VS 2013.


    Jeroen Molenaar

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 8:07 AM
  • Hi Jeroen,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Since your OS is Windows 10 and the .NET Framework 4.6.1 is shipped with Windows 10, the .NET Framework 4.6.1 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6. In other words, the .NET Framework 4.5.2 already existing on your computer, please go to Control Panel—Programs and Features and you will find the .NET Framework 4.5.2 items. And you can also find the .NET Framework 4.5.2 in New Project windows in VS 2013 like the following:

    You can try to use the .NET Framework setup verification tool: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx to verify and once it found any corrupted, you can use the .NET Framework Repair Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30135 to repair it.

    >> What I need is the separate 4.5.2 targeting pack (such as the one available for 4.6 or 4.6.1) or some workaround for it.

    The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 Developer Pack download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42637

    I have tried to install the above .NET Framework 4.5.2 developer pack on Windows 10, and it successfully installed.

    This package installs the following components:

    • .NET Framework 4.5.2
    • .NET Framework 4.5.2 Multi-Targeting Pack: Contains the reference assemblies needed to build apps that target the .NET Framework 4.5.2
    • .NET Framework 4.5.2 Language Packs
    • .NET Framework 4.5.2 Multi-Targeting Pack Language Packs: Contains the IntelliSense files to display help while building apps that target the .NET Framework 4.5.2 through Visual Studio and third party IDEs.

    If you still meet the installation issue, I need your help to the installation log. Please use http://aka.ms/vscollect to gather the installation logs. After using it, you will find vslogs.zip under %temp% folder. Please upload the file to https://onedrive.live.com/ and share the link here.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 8:45 AM
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  • Hello Sara,

    Thanks for your response. Installing VS2015 Community Edition was easier than gathering the logs with the VSCollect tool.

    Regards, Jeroen.


    Jeroen Molenaar

    Friday, August 12, 2016 9:38 AM
  • Hi Jeroen,

    I'm so glad to hear that your issue is solved and thank you for your sharing, it will help other community members who have the same or similar issue to search the solution.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Monday, August 15, 2016 7:56 AM
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