Why is my C# Project runtime version = v2.0.50??? when I have the target framework set to v3.5?

I have a project with the Target framework set to V3.5.  When I build it and look at the resulting dll, the runtime version is set to v2.0.50757.  Shouldnt this be V3.5?
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johnaryanCommented:
That's a common misconception.

3.5 is built on top of the 2.0 Framework, although it does use a newer version of the CLR.

When you build a project in VS2008, you select the Framework. If you select 2.0 then the 2.0 CLR will be used (for backward compatibility). On the other hand, if you select 3.5 - the 3.5 CLR will be used but this will use the existing 2.0 framework and the extra 3.5 libraries.

See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb822049.aspx

Hope this helps clear up a bit of the confusion.

John
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