Add .NET Framework 4.5 support to LightSwitch 2012
LightSwitch is currently limited to run on .NET 4.0
.Net 4.5 have great new features, when will LightSwitch developers be able to take advantage of these new features? List of new features here:
Our server is in our control and we are not limited to .NET 4.0, but if other users where limited to .NET 4.0 it would be much better if Lightswitch (like other Visual Studio projects) supports more than one target version of .NET Framework for it's server code. This fact has already been determined on these threads:
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I tried your work around and it works perfectly in our scenario.
Thanks a lot,
Thanks. Will definitely give this a go.
Beth Massi commented
Thanks for your feedback. As a work around for now, you can manually change the framework version on the server project by following these steps: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2013/01/23/enabling-net-framework-4-5-on-lightswitch-server-projects.aspx
Keep in mind we have not tested this scenario though so you'll need to test your application thoroughly yourself.
-Beth Massi, LightSwitch Team
Douw Loots commented
This is a major roadblock in using portable libraries and the new features available in VS2012.
Any update regarding this feature request?