Solved

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

Posted on 2009-07-15
1
484 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
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?
0
Comment
Question by:sclamers
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
johnaryan earned 50 total points
ID: 24858773
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3.5 is built on top of the 2.0 Framework, although it does use a newer version of the CLR.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
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Code, Load, and Grow

Managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and security on a daily basis? Join us for a webinar on May 25th to learn how to simplify administration and management of virtual hosts for IT admins, create a secure environment, and deploy code more effectively and frequently.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Calculating holidays and working days is a function that is often needed yet it is not one found within the Framework. This article presents one approach to building a working-day calculator for use in .NET.
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question