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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile vs Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Small question.

    is Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 subset of Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile?

    If I have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile installed, still I need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1?

    Thanks,

    Areef

    Monday, April 29, 2013 1:02 PM

Answers

  • No they are not the same.  .NET 2 - .NET 3.5 use the v2 CLR.  .NET 4 uses v4 CLR.  They are separate components and both need to be installed if you're going to run both 3.x and 4.x apps.  Components built prior to .NET 4 require the v2 CLR which does not ship as part of .NET 4+.

    The Client Profile is a subset of the full framework so not all the framework functionality will be available.  In general desktop machines have the full versions of the framework installed.

    Michael Taylor
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/p3net

    • Marked as answer by AreefAli Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
    Monday, April 29, 2013 2:17 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • No they are not the same.  .NET 2 - .NET 3.5 use the v2 CLR.  .NET 4 uses v4 CLR.  They are separate components and both need to be installed if you're going to run both 3.x and 4.x apps.  Components built prior to .NET 4 require the v2 CLR which does not ship as part of .NET 4+.

    The Client Profile is a subset of the full framework so not all the framework functionality will be available.  In general desktop machines have the full versions of the framework installed.

    Michael Taylor
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/p3net

    • Marked as answer by AreefAli Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
    Monday, April 29, 2013 2:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Michael!!!

    This will helps!!

    Areef

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:09 AM