1. March 2012 10:53
After Installing Visual Studio 11, I was going to upgrade my internal tooling to also provide the ability to point to .NET 4.5, so that I could consider my installation complete. Starting with Visual Studio 2010, I started explicitly choosing which MSBuild (and other supporting files) to use via specifying the paths to the assorted binaries.
Much to my surprise, there was not a .NET 4.5 Framework Directory! After some digging, I discovered that ".NET 4.5 Supercedes .NET 4.0"! This means that the new Runtime replaces the 4.0 runtime. The 4.0 directory where the files are installed are as follows:
Next, I am going to rebuild all of the code using Visual Studio 2010 to make sure nothing new creeps in when Visual Studio 11 and the new 4.5 Framework is installed.