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DLL from visual studio 2010 in visual studio 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a legacy project that is built in visual studion 2008 target framework 3.5. I am creating a new project which will be in visual studio 2010. Is it possible to reference the dll from 2010 in the legacy project(VS 2008)

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:23 PM

Answers

  • Yes it is possible, until unless you change your target runtime framework to .Net Framework 3.5 for your new Visual studio 2010 project.

    Project --> Propertes -->Target framework (dropdown value)


    --Krishna


    Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:42 PM
  • you would be usign 2010 for new project, but will you also change the target framework?

    in 2010, you can create project that refer to earlier version of .net like 2.0. If this is class library project then it can be definetly used in 2008.

    In case you have also changed the target framework for new project to 4.0 then it would be difficult to use it in 2008, because vs 2008 doesn;t know/understand .net framework 4.0


    Pravin Chandankhede

    Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:02 AM

All replies

  • Yes it is possible, until unless you change your target runtime framework to .Net Framework 3.5 for your new Visual studio 2010 project.

    Project --> Propertes -->Target framework (dropdown value)


    --Krishna


    Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:42 PM
  • you would be usign 2010 for new project, but will you also change the target framework?

    in 2010, you can create project that refer to earlier version of .net like 2.0. If this is class library project then it can be definetly used in 2008.

    In case you have also changed the target framework for new project to 4.0 then it would be difficult to use it in 2008, because vs 2008 doesn;t know/understand .net framework 4.0


    Pravin Chandankhede

    Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:02 AM