Does Azure App Service support ASP.NET 4.6.1 version?

Stefanos Evangelou 106 Reputation points
2021-09-20T09:07:46.43+00:00

I need to deploy n ASP.NET 4.6.1 application into Azure App Service. Currently only ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4.8 seem to be available options in the Azure portal. Is this a hard requirement, i.e. is it mandatory to update my ASP.NET solutions to 4.8 version prior to deploying to Azure App Service?

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  1. Ryan Hill 25,476 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-09-20T21:13:48.787+00:00

    Hi @Stefanos Evangelou ,

    You should be fine deploying your 4.6.1 app to ASP.NET 4.8 runtime app service instance as .NET v4.x are backwards compatible. Have a look at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/migration-guide/version-compatibility, but should you run into issues, https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/migration-guide/retargeting/4.6.1-4.8 should help direct you to correcting any issues.


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