April 24, 2007

Finally multitargeting Visual Studio

I installed Microsoft Visual Studio Codename Orcas Beta1 and was really pleased to see that it's finally capable of targeting not only .NET 3.5. It supports .NET versions 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. This is going to be the first multitargeted Visual Studio version, so far I had to keep Visual Studio .NET for maintaining .NET 1.0 applications, Visual Studio .NET 2003 for .NET 1.1 applications and Visual Studio 2005 for .NET 2.0, what a mess (especially provided that single Eclipse installation works just fine with Java 1.3, Java 2, Java 5 and Java 6). Now that's cool.

For those interested here are some good info from MSBuild blog: "Multi-Targeting : How does it work?" and "MSBuild, Orcas, and Multi-targeting".