.NET Micro Framework 3.0 Multi Targeting

Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 28, 2008

The .NET Micro Framework 3.0 beta now enables developers to use Visual Studio 2008 for the current version 2.5 and the upcoming version 3.0. This was introduced for other .NET frameworks with Visual Studio 2008. Wow, now I don’t need to install Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 on one machine:


When switching from one target framework version to another the project references will be updated to the correct version. You can verify this if you select a reference DLL (i.e. mscorlib or Microsoft.SPOT.Native):

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Note: there is a small bug as you are not able to use .NET Framework 3.5, of course, so don’t try this.  ;)

Update: read the FAQ article Targeting a project to Micro Framework 2.5 [1] at the Connect web site.