This article describes the .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack. For more information about the components that the package installs, see the More information section.
About the .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack
The .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack is a package that enables developers to build applications targeting the .NET Framework 4.6 by using either Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012 or third-party IDEs. You have to download and install the .NET Framework 4.6 by downloading the web installer or stand-alone installer before you install the targeting pack.
See What’s new in the .NET Framework 4.6?
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack 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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This package installs the following components:
The .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack: Contains the reference assemblies that are needed to build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.6.
The .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack Language Packs: Contains the IntelliSense files to display help while you are building applications that target the .NET Framework 4.6 through Visual Studio and third-party IDEs.
Note This package should not be used if you intend to redistribute the .NET Framework. In that case, you should download the web installer from here.
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.
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.
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Vista SP2