Daniel Fisher (lennybacon.com)

SOA, DATA & THE WEB

Updating the .NET target framework for many projects

I do component based development. Meaning I have 30+ repos, builds and each of them has 1-10 projects – The main library project, tests, samples and so on.

The news about the support end for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1 was the motivation to update ALL of my projects. I know this is not neccessary because…

.NET 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1 are compatible, in-place updates on top of .NET 4, .NET 4.5, and .NET 4.5.1. This means that applications built to target any of these previous .NET 4.x versions will continue running on .NET 4.5.2 without change. No recompiling of apps is necessary.

... but I wanted to update them from version 4 to since a long time now.

To do the job I wrote a small powershell script.

Beside the path command set-frameworkVersion there is CommitAndPush-GitRepositories which commits and pushes all repositories found underneath the path variable.

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