I suggest you ...

support XP for 4.5 until the end of XP support!

So many entreprises have to continue to support XP because microsoft themself still support it until 2014!

Because of this we have to ban 4.5 development on any products that is sold externally.

Please come back on this marketing decision and provide a 4.5 framework that the entreprises can work with!

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Thanks SlickRick and everyone else for sharing feedback on this issue. We have published Visual Studio 2012 supported platforms here: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/products/compatibility.

While Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are not supported by .NET Framework 4.5, they remain as a supported targeted platform in Visual Studio 2012 by targeting .NET Framework 4.0. More information is available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/18/a-look-ahead-at-the-visual-studio-11-product-lineup-and-platform-support.aspx.

For those still needing to support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, we’ve added value down-level to .NET Framework 4.0 from 4.5 via platform updates (4.0.1, 4.0.2 and 4.0.3) and standalone libraries (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bclteam/archive/2012/10/22/using-async-await-without-net-framework-4-5.aspx and http://nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.Net.Http).


David Kean
.NET Framework Team


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