Mixing net standard and net framework

Y a h y a 416 Reputation points


Can one have both net standard 2.0 and net framework 4.8 projects in the same solution with net Standard project referencing the net framework project?



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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,031 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Y a h y a ,

    Thank you for taking time to post this issue in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Yes, you can reference the .Net Framework project in a .Net Standard project. (both .NET Standard 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.8 projects in the same solution)

    As you can see, this document: .NET implementation support provides a table which lists the minimum implementation versions that support each .NET Standard version. For example, the .NET Framework 4.6 supports .NET Standard 1.3 and earlier versions, so .NET Standard 2.0 is supported by .NET Framework 4.6.1 and higher versions(include .NET Framework 4.8).

    Also, please note that for .NET Framework 4.8 the table doesn’t list it, instead, as you can see, N/A^3, which means “.NET Framework doesn’t support .NET Standard 2.1”. So .NET Framework 4.8 doesn’t support .NET Standard 2.1, but only support .NET Standard 2.0 and earlier versions.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

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