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how can i change the version of .net framework in visual studio 2008 ??

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currently i am working on .net window application,
i am using .net framework V3.5 , how can i change it to .net framework V4.0 because i have installed .net framework V4.0 in my windows ....

can u please tell me how can i change it ??
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by:Dhaest
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I don't think that it's possible. You'll have to use vs2010 to do so.
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by:robasta
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We can optionally retarget our project to work with a later version of .NET by right-clicking on the project within the solution explorer and by bringing up its properties dialog.  We can select the “target framework” dropdown within it and select the version of the .NET Framework we want to target:

See ScottGu's detailed discussion here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/08/27/multi-targeting-support-vs-2010-and-net-4-series.aspx
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by:Parth48
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i can't find .net framework 4.0 in target framework , though i installed .net framework 4.0  on my windows xp ...

what can i do now ??
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VS2008 doesn't support development against 4.0. You can install the framework, but it won't be added to the possible target frameworks.

You'll need to use visual studio 2010 to develop against 4.0 framework
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yep, Vs2008 goes upto 3.5.
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