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This article describes the ClickOnce Bootstrapper package for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 RC on Visual Studio 2013. This package is available for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Insider Preview, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

About the .NET Framework 4.6 RC ClickOnce Bootstrapper

The .NET Framework 4.6 RC ClickOnce Bootstrapper package updates the prerequisite components list in Visual Studio 2013 by installing the required files that enable Visual Studio 2013 to offer the .NET Framework 4.6 entry in the list of available prerequisites. When it is available, you can select the .NET Framework 4.6 as a prerequisite when you publish applications for ClickOnce deployments.

Download Information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the .NET Framework 4.6 RC ClickOnce Bootstrapper for Visual Studio 2013 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.

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To apply this package, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 installed.

Command-line switches for this update

For more information about the various command-line options that are supported by this package, see the "Command-Line options" section on the MSDN website the .NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install this package. We recommend that you close all applications that are using the .NET Framework before you install this package.

Applies to

The .NET Framework 4.6 RC ClickOnce Bootstrapper supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista SP2

  • Windows 7 SP1

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

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