Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3

Introduction

This article describes Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3. This multi-targeting pack adds support for the new APIs that are introduced in Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Runtime Update.

For more information about Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Runtime Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2600211Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Runtime Update For more information about multi-targeting packs for the .NET Framework, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about multi-targeting packs for the .NET FrameworkNote If you installed the Beta version of this update previously then we recommend that you uninstall Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 Beta from Control Panel before you install this update.

2599652Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 Beta

More Information

Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 is included in Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - Design-Time Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1. This multi-targeting pack installs new reference assemblies, IntelliSense files, and other supporting files.

For more information about the design-time update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2600214 Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - Design-Time Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1Notes

  • The target frameworks added by this update to Microsoft Visual Studio for projects to use are ".NET Framework 4.0.3" and ".NET Framework 4.0.3 Client Profile."

  • After you apply this multi-targeting pack, you can build new projects that use the .NET Framework 4.0.3.

    Note You can build new projects that use the features that are introduced in .NET Framework 4.0.1, .NET Framework 4.02, or .NET Framework 4.0.3 runtimes.

  • Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 is cumulative. It includes all the related files from multi-targeting packs for the .NET Framework 4.0.1 and for the .NET Framework 4.0.2. Therefore, you do not have to install the previous multi-targeting packs separately after you install Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 for building any new projects.

  • But the Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.3 exposes only .NET Framework 4.0.3 targets. For example, this update exposes only the .NET Framework 4.0.3 targeting, and does not expose the targeting for the .NET Framework 4.0.1 or for the .NET Framework 4.0.2.

  • The targeting for the .NET Framework 4.0.1 and the .NET Framework 4.0.2 can coexist with the targeting for the .NET Framework 4.0.3. You can still use the previous targeting for any existing projects built for the .NET Framework 4.0.1 and for the .NET Framework 4.0.2. However, each version has to be installed by using its own installation package.

    For more information about .NET Framework 4.0.1 or .NET Framework 4.0.2 multi-targeting packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2495638 Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.1

    2544526 Multi-Targeting Pack for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.2

  • When you open a project that uses the .NET Framework 4.0.3 on a computer that is running Visual Studio, you receive the following error message if the corresponding multi-targeting pack is not installed:

    Project Target framework Not Installed


    This error message indicates that the required multi-targeting pack is not installed. To resolve this issue, install the required multi-targeting pack that is described in the "Update Information" section.



Update information

Multi-Targeting Pack for the .NET Framework 4.0.3 is included in the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

2600214 Update 4.0.3 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 - Design-Time Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

If you develop applications for the .NET Framework 4.0.3 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1, download Design-Time Update from the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Download Download the package now.

For more information about the available .NET Framework multi-targeting packs for Visual Studio 2010, visit the following website:

General information about the available .NET Framework multi-targeting packs for Visual Studio 2010If you are developing applications for the .NET Framework 4.0.3 on any major product version that is later than Visual Studio 2010, then you can directly download the multi-targeting pack from the following Microsoft Download Center website. We recommend that you do not use the following update package to set up your design-time in Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview:

Download Download the package now.

For more information about Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, visit the following MSDN website:

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have the following software installed:



Command-line switches for this update

For more information about Windows Installer command-line switches, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about Windows Installer command-line switchesFor more information about Windows Installer, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about Windows Installer

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you install this update if the files that are being updated are locked or are being used when you install this update.

Known issues with this update

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Issue 1

When you use Visual Studio 2010 SP1 to build a website or a web application that uses the .NET Framework 4.0.3, an error occurs if the Web.config file is re-created.

Cause

This issue occurs because an incorrect value for the targetFramework attribute is written to the Web.config file.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, open the Web.config file, and then manually change the value of the targetFramework attribute to 4.0.3.

Issue 2

When you create a new Visual Studio add-in project, you receive the following error message if you set the target framework to .NET Framework 4.0.3:

Visual Studio Add-in Wizard: An error occurred, and the wizard could not generate the project. Verify that the programming language is properly installed.


Resolution

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Set the target framework to .NET Framework 4 when you create the Visual Studio add-in project.

  2. Set the target framework for the add-in project to .NET Framework 4.0.3 after the project is created.

Issue 3

When you create a C++ common language runtime (CLR) application in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that targets the .NET Framework 4.0.3, the target framework version remains as the .NET Framework 4 and you cannot use the new features from the .NET Framework 4.0.3.

Cause

This issue occurs because Visual Studio 2010 cannot insert the correct target framework version in the corresponding project file (.vcxproj).

The value remains as following in the project file though the project is created for the .NET Framework 4.0.3:

<TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion>


Resolution

To resolve this issue, open the C++ project file in notepad, change the TargetFrameworkVersion to 4.0.3 manually, and then reopen your project.

<TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0.3</TargetFrameworkVersion>



Update removal information

To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

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The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

DHtmlHeader.html

Not applicable

16,118

20-Jan-2012

15:02

Setup.exe

10.0.30319.551

79,112

20-Jan-2012

15:10

SetupEngine.dll

10.0.30319.551

810,768

20-Jan-2012

15:10

SetupUi.dll

10.0.30319.551

296,712

20-Jan-2012

15:10

SetupUi.xsd

Not applicable

30,120

20-Jan-2012

15:02

sqmapi.dll

6.0.6000.16386

144,416

20-Jan-2012

15:02

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

19,224

20-Jan-2012

20:06

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

17,688

20-Jan-2012

15:10

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

16,152

20-Jan-2012

21:50

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

14,616

20-Jan-2012

21:19

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

14,616

20-Jan-2012

21:04

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

19,224

20-Jan-2012

19:26

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

19,224

20-Jan-2012

18:47

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

18,712

20-Jan-2012

17:54

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

15,640

20-Jan-2012

17:35

SetupResources.dll

10.0.30319.551

19,224

20-Jan-2012

15:48

Print.ico

Not applicable

1,150

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate1.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate2.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate3.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate4.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate5.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate6.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate7.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Rotate8.ico

Not applicable

894

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Save.ico

Not applicable

1,150

20-Jan-2012

12:42

Setup.ico

Not applicable

36,710

20-Jan-2012

12:42

SysReqMet.ico

Not applicable

1,150

20-Jan-2012

12:42

SysReqNotMet.ico

Not applicable

1,150

20-Jan-2012

12:42

stop.ico

Not applicable

10,134

20-Jan-2012

12:42

warn.ico

Not applicable

10,134

20-Jan-2012

12:42

watermark.bmp

Not applicable

325,760

21-Jan-2012

14:07

header.bmp

Not applicable

7,308

21-Jan-2012

14:07

DisplayIcon.ico

Not applicable

88,533

20-Jan-2012

15:02

UiInfo.xml

Not applicable

37,488

21-Jan-2012

14:07

Strings.xml

Not applicable

13,606

21-Jan-2012

14:07

SplashScreen.bmp

Not applicable

196,662

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

39,428

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

37,308

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

32,750

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

29,580

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

29,564

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

38,750

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

39,304

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

38,672

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

31,766

21-Jan-2012

14:07

LocalizedData.xml

Not applicable

39,046

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

968

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

656

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

2,255

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

1,631

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

1,613

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

812

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

865

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

987

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

3,014

21-Jan-2012

14:07

EULA.rtf

Not applicable

2,230

21-Jan-2012

14:07

ParameterInfo.xml

Not applicable

7,946

21-Jan-2012

14:07

netfx_403mtpack.msi

Not applicable

464,384

21-Jan-2012

14:01

netfx_403mtpack.cab

Not applicable

18,689,398

21-Jan-2012

13:59

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