Target Framework RRS feed


  • To answer your question accurately, we need the following information:

    1. Which VS 2012 Express are you using? There are three: VS 2012 Express For Desktop, VS 2012 Express For Web and VS 2012 Express For Windows 8.

    2. What is your project type?

    In general, for Desktop or Web, you can change the target framework by opening the PROJECT menu, then selecting <your project name>Properties to open the Properties dialog.

    There, you will see a drop down list of .NET Frameworks you can select from. The list will show only the frameworks that are installed on your system. Max range: 2.0 through 4.5.

    Note, if you are using VS 2012 Express for Windows 8, you cannot change the target Framework because Store apps run only on Windows 8 and require .NET Framework 4.5.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:22 PM