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Hi all,
Am building an application using C#.
I heard that Vista and later windows OSs comes with .Net framework.

So what is the best and latest .Net framework version to target that Vista (Without service pack) or later OS users doesn't need to install any .Net version other than the one already comes with?

Thanks a lot
Posted 3-Mar-13 19:03pm
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Solution 1

1.0 Visual Studio .NET N/A
1.1 Visual Studio .NET 2003 Windows Server 2003
2.0 Visual Studio 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2
3.0 Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
3.5 Visual Studio 2008 Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
4.0 Visual Studio 2010 N/A
4.5 Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

So if you use latest version of .net framework so you want install .netframework in old os!!!
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Solution 2

Windows Vista comes with .NET 3.0 (.NET 2.0 CLR)
Windows 7 comes with .NET 3.5 (.NET 2.0 CLR)
windows 8 comes with .NET 4.5 (no .NET 2.0!!!)

not familiar enough with windows server versions, but they are parallel.

this has been a bit of a challenge for my team. and we had to build a shim to drive our code on windows 8 using .NET 4

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