Thursday, August 16, 2012

Visual Studio 2012 and .Net 3.5 on Windows 8

If you currently develop applications which run on .Net Framework v. 3.5 and you install Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you should know that BY DEFAULT, Windows 8 does not have an installed version of Microsoft.Net Framework v. 3.5.

Therefore, it will not appear in Visual Studio 2012 as depicted below:

Therefore, you will have to go into the Control Panel-->Programs and Features-->Turn Windows features on or off, and install .Net Framework v. 3.5 support.

Simultaneously, if you wish, you can also install Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 support:

If everything installs as expected, you should then be able to see all of the relevant .Net Development Frameworks as shown below:

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