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I have a .net solution with approx 30 projects, all of them targeting .Net Framework 4.5. and each referencing at least 3-4 NuGet packages.
We now need to update them to .Net Framework 4.6.1. So here’s what I need to know:
- Do I need to re-target the NuGet packages as well or can I skip that since this will be an ‘in-place’ upgrade?
- If yes, can I just update the packages.config file for each project by replacing targetFramework=”net45″ with targetFramework=”net461″ for each NuGet package? I’ve seen a few threads recommending uninstall and then reinstall the package via ‘update-package’ command. I tried that today but it I ended up with a few errors.
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The Answer 1
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The packages will not be retargeted automatically, but there is an automated fix for this.
In Package Manager Console simply run:
This will force the package manager to reinstall every package in every project (without changing the version of the referenced package).
By reinstalling the packages after the new framework is targeted this changes all the references to the correct version.
You may also run this against a single project with :
Update-Package -Reinstall -ProjectName Project.Name.Here
I have used this technique many times to fix nuget reference issues.
The Answer 2
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1 Find all .csproj files and replace
2 Open Package Manager Console and run
Update-Package -Reinstall -IgnoreDependencies
3 Find all solutions then msbuild each one.
The Answer 3
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Fixed by using –