[VS2010] What is the.Net Framework 4 Platform Update 1 and how it integrates into Visual Studio 2010?


Hi all,

After the Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2010 April 18 has launched the Net Framework 4 Platform Update 1, and some will probably ask what is this update? Personally between service packs, hot fixs, patches, etc. I I lose and now comes a new type of distribucíón for special cases: “platform update“.

This type of distribution is new because it does not attack the settlement of errors as in previous versions, but the distribution of new features for a specific version of the framework that is not intended to be a new major or minor version. The specific details of the new features are detailed in this post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/endpoint/archive/2011/04/18/microsoft-net-framework-4-platform-update-1.aspx, but as you can see focus specifically on new capabilities aimed at AZURE (@ Gis or @ Ibon likely have something more to say on the matter), and finally the inclusion of a state machine decent.

From the point of view of the tool I just commented as follows: after you install the extension (downloadable from here), in Visual Studio 2010 can see in the creation of new projects we have available a different version of the framework to work so well is not a major or minor releaseIt is large enough to be different:

So in the properties of a project:

Why I mention this? In my book (which if not purchased should che!) explain how you have configured the.NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 in addition to work with a schema MultiTargeting real. Let us remember that we could work with projects in Visual Studio 2008 from.NET 2,.NET 3 and.NET 3.5; but in reality were not different frameworks 3 and 3.5 are mounted extensions on.NET 2.

Visual Studio 2010 and.NET Framework 4 are Major Releases that also take into account the ability to work with MultiTargeting in a real way. This Platform Update is integrated naturally into Visual Studio 2010 and I think that it will be the first of several intermediate releases before.NET 5, in which we will see changes “very, very great!

Greetings @ Home

The Bruno


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