Multitargetting in VS2008 & WPF
As I mentioned the other day, beta2 is coming soon…VS2008 is the first version of VS that will be able to target multiple versions of the .Net Framework (2.0, 3.0, or 3.5).
A bit of background info:
- Luke Hoban, a PM on the C# team who headed up the MultiTargetting design for VS 2008, did a blog post talks about multitargetting in VS: http://blogs.msdn.com/lukeh/archive/2007/06/29/net-framework-multitargeting-in-visual-studio-2008-aka-orcas.aspx
- Faisal Mohamood, a PM on the MSBuild team, did a post about msbuild’s angle on multitargetting: http://blogs.msdn.com/msbuild/archive/2006/11/15/multi-targeting-how-does-it-work.aspx
- When you use VS 2008 Express Editions (C# Express, VB Express), I believe you will only be able to target .Net Framework 3.5 for WPF apps.
- When you use VS 2008 Pro, etc…, you will be able to target WPF applications that require .Net Framework 3.0 or 3.5.