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DOTNET1011 when building/running net451 project on a machine with NET 4.6.1 only installed

See original GitHub issue

Steps to reproduce

Create/Clone a project targeting net451 on a machine that has only .NET 4.6.1 installed (including dev pack) dotnet build/run fails with:

error DOTNET1011: Framework not installed: .NETFramework,Version=v4.5.1 in…

Expected behavior

Since .NET Frameworks are in place updates these days and APIs are backwards compatible I would expect the project to build fine if I have all the required bits (i.e. runtime and ref assemblies) of a newer version of .NET that the one that the app is targetting.

Actual behavior

error DOTNET1011: Framework not installed: .NETFramework,Version=v4.5.1 in…

Environment data

dotnet --info output:

PS C:\Users\XXXX\source\cli-samples\HelloMvc> dotnet --info
.NET Command Line Tools (1.0.0-preview2-003118)

Product Information:
 Version:            1.0.0-preview2-003118
 Commit SHA-1 hash:  7ada53d523

Runtime Environment:
 OS Name:     Windows
 OS Version:  6.1.7601
 OS Platform: Windows
 RID:         win7-x86

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:8 (5 by maintainers)

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blackdwarfcommented, Dec 20, 2016

Actrually, since we are moving to MSBuild now, the error on build is much cleaner and specified very clearly that reference assemblies are missing and that they should be installed. With that, I will close this issue. If this resurfaces or additional info is needed, please reopen.

weshaggardcommented, Jun 22, 2016

I will let @blackdwarf @cartermp decide what to do with this issue as they are they should be the ones driving this experience.

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