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Tip 7.1: How Visual Studio 2008 supports multitargeting of the .NET Framework

May 24, 2012

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

Sara Aside

This was the tip of the day for the official Visual Studio 2008 launch. She figured she needed to pick something huge about Visual Studio 2008 to talk about on this day.

A popular new feature for Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to multitarget the .NET Framework. This means that you can use the latest version of the IDE but still be able to target the .NET Framework 2.0 (or .NET Framework 3.0) as needed.

Scott Guthrie has an excellent write-up on multitargeting support on his blog at

Because Scott did his write-up in C#, She’ll take a picture using Visual Basic. And apparently Scott knows about Tip 7.3. =)

Happy Programming! =)

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