Running .NET 3.0+ applications on .NET 2.0 Machines


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Guest

I have just finished reading a 2 year old post with 42 replies on running
..NET 2.0 on .NET 1.1 machines. The question was never answered. There was
too much discussion on: "why your customers don't upgrade". I had the same
problem. I could not deploy my .NET 2.0 application until my organization
upgraded to .NET 2.0. That took nine months.

Now I wish to upgrade my development machine to .NET 3.0 (or higher) but 90%
of my customers will not allow .NET 3.0 to be installed at this time and for
the forseeable future.

The question is simple, is there any way to target a .NET 2.0 environment
with an application created in a .NET 3.0 environment? (This is of course is
presuming you are not going to use .NET 3.0 exclusive features on your .NET
2.0 clients)
 
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Vadym Stetsiak

Hello, JJT!

IIRC .NET 3.0 is just a .NET 2.0 + extensions ( WCF, WPF, WF, etc)

So, if your application is not using any of those extensions from 3.0, then
you have nothing to worry about.
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With best regards, Vadym Stetsiak.
Blog: http://vadmyst.blogspot.com

You wrote on Fri, 7 Sep 2007 05:04:02 -0700:

J> I have just finished reading a 2 year old post with 42 replies on
J> running .NET 2.0 on .NET 1.1 machines. The question was never
J> answered. There was too much discussion on: "why your customers
J> don't upgrade". I had the same problem. I could not deploy my
J> .NET 2.0 application until my organization upgraded to .NET 2.0.
J> That took nine months.

J> Now I wish to upgrade my development machine to .NET 3.0 (or higher)
J> but 90%
J> of my customers will not allow .NET 3.0 to be installed at this time
J> and for the forseeable future.

J> The question is simple, is there any way to target a .NET 2.0
J> environment with an application created in a .NET 3.0 environment?
J> (This is of course is presuming you are not going to use .NET 3.0
J> exclusive features on your .NET
J> 2.0 clients)
J> --
J> JT
 

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