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how to add .net 3.5 to visual studio 2005
Wendelius 27-Mar-11 4:54am    
No need to repost the same question again.
Sandeep Mewara 27-Mar-11 5:41am    
"Answer the question" -> very rude!

Further, it is a repost.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Mar-11 17:16pm    
The questions are not the same, that's why I put different answers, will you take a look...
That was rude indeed, especially if the reason if the failure to see the first Question was answered well...

Visual Studio 2005 doesn't allow you to target a specific framework version. VS2008 does, so you'll have to upgrade.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Mar-11 15:53pm    
Still it is possible to work with VS 2005. Please see two my Answers.
This is the alternative solution:[^].

You can develop an utility to downgrade a project or solution from newer version to 2005.
I tried to use something like that preparing my articles for CodeProject.
If the newer solutions use some features not available to C# v.2 or platform features not compatible with Framework 2.0 you will need some manual changes.

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Wendelius 27-Mar-11 16:38pm    
Good link, this may come handy someday, my 5. Added the alternative in the other chain. It was a good idea.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Mar-11 17:13pm    
Thank you, Mika.
Sandeep Mewara 28-Mar-11 1:24am    
My 5!
helpful and so bookmarked too.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 28-Mar-11 1:28am    
Thank you, Sandeep.
I guess, bookmarked for writing CodeProject articles? If you look an all my articles, I always provide solutions for v.2.0 to v.4.0 + Mono.
Sandeep Mewara 28-Mar-11 1:32am    
CP article... did not thought of it that way. Will surely think of now.
Right now, got another topic for article, need to take out some time for that.

Further, I have still kept the comments intact where we discussed on writing an article on how to ask questions. I remember, we need to write one. I hope I will take some time out for that too... it's pending from some time now.
You cannot add the project of the newer version, but you can create a new project file by file.
See also my answer to this Question: How to use .Net framework 3.5 in Visual Studio 2005[^]

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I think .net 3.5 would not have a compatibility issue with vs2005. Just run .exe file of .net 3.5.
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