Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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I have been maintaining a blog post for a while that lists which version(s) of the .NET Framework are included with each version of Windows. Recently, I found an MSDN article titled .NET Framework Versions and Dependencies that includes this information in addition to some other useful .NET Framework versioning information. This article includes details about the following topics:
In addition, the article includes links to several other useful articles related to .NET Framework versioning, including the following:
If you have questions about .NET Framework versioning, compatibility, and/or OS integration, I encourage you to check out the information in this set of MSDN articles.
Recently, I was looking for links to some of the deployment guides for previous versions of the .NET Framework. After digging through search engine results and my blog archives to find them, I decided it would be easier to create one blog post with links to the deployment guides for all versions of the .NET Framework. Here they are:
For reference, the deployment guides for developers are targeted at developers creating applications that depend on the .NET Framework and that want to incorporate the .NET Framework into their installation process, and the deployment guides for administrators are targeted at system administrators that manage software installation on corporate networks and who want to plan a deployment of the .NET Framework to networks that they manage.