Explanation of cross-targeting in Visual Studio

By Amanda Silver

John Rivard, one of the two tech leads on the Visual Basic team, has entered the blogosphere!  

His first post is a doosey – it explains why Visual Studio 8.0 doesn’t cross target (let you target version 1.0 and 1.1 of the CLR and version 2.0.) However, given your feedback that you’d like to take advantage of features in the new toolset without having to target the newest CLR, we’re going to be seriously tackling the cross-targeting problem. One of the things that would help us a lot is for you to tell us about your requirements for cross-targeting. Is it simply that you want to be able to E&C but write apps for 1.1? Let us know.