The current .NET SDK does ot support targeting .NET 8.0. Either target .NET 6.0 or lower, or use a version of the .net SDK that supports .NET 8.0

Rick Blacker 10 Reputation points

Hi all... I have been searching all over the internet for a solution to this problem, and I thought I would come here to try and get it resolved after coming up empty...

Up till now, I have been using Visual Studio 2019 for other project types. Now, I need to do a .NET project using Entity Framework so, installed VS2022 alongside VS2019.

I created a brand-new Windows console application with VS2022 and immediately I started getting the error shown in the title.

dotnet --list-sdks

  • 5.0.416 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk]
  • 6.0.302 [C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_5.1\Engine\Binaries\ThirdParty\DotNet\6.0.302\windows\sdk]
  • 8.0.302 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk]

I've ensured that my project file looks correct with the proper version of .NET

<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk">    <PropertyGroup>     <OutputType>Exe</OutputType>     <TargetFramework>net8.0</TargetFramework>     <ImplicitUsings>enable</ImplicitUsings>     <Nullable>enable</Nullable>   </PropertyGroup>  </Project>

I've also read the information on this page and nothing seemed to be applicable to my problem.

Also, I am really confused about the error itself. Isn't the current .NET SDK just .NET 8.0? What I have installed? Or is there some other software that might be out of date? And if so, what?

Thanks for any help you all can give me, I really appreciate it!!!


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  1. Jiachen Li-MSFT 28,936 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Rick Blacker ,

    Please change <TargetFramework>net8.0</TargetFramework> to


    Best Regards.

    Jiachen Li

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