Create new Project: Default .NET-Framework version is not the newest version? RRS feed

  • Question

  • User260076833 posted


    when I create a new project in Visual Studio, the .NET-Framework 4.5.2 is selected by default. But in the list of versions are also newer ones, e. g. 4.6.1.

    Is there a special reason why an older version is selected by default?

    Should one always manually select the newest one?


    Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:39 PM

All replies

  • User753101303 posted


    VS should keep the latest selected version and use that as a default.

    Check which version is available on your web server(s). The idea is likely to default to the older version that ships with a supported OS  and let developers to opt-in for a later version.

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:18 PM
  • User-1838255255 posted

    Hi Yeoman,

    According to your description, as far as I know, there is no option to set the defalut framework version.

    But if you change the framework version to the latest when you create the project, when you next time to create project, the defult version is your previous chosen version.

    Best Regards,

    Eric Du

    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:08 AM