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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 Targeting Pack and Language Packs for Windows

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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.

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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?

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Download Information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download 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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More Information

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.

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

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP2

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Article ID : 3045566
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Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 7/30/2015
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