Microsoft.Build.Framework 17.10.4

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dotnet add package Microsoft.Build.Framework --version 17.10.4                
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Build.Framework -Version 17.10.4                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Build.Framework" Version="17.10.4" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Build.Framework --version 17.10.4                
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Build.Framework, 17.10.4"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Build.Framework as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Framework&version=17.10.4

// Install Microsoft.Build.Framework as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Build.Framework&version=17.10.4                


This package contains Microsoft.Build.Framework.dll, which defines fundamental types used in MSBuild's API and extensibility model.

The items in this namespace are primarily base-level classes and interfaces shared across MSBuild's object model. MSBuild task or extension developers can reference this package to implement interfaces such as ITask, and ILogger.

netstandard2.0 target

The netstandard2.0 target of this build is configured only to output reference assemblies; at runtime MSBuild will be net8.0 or net472. Please use the net8.0-targeted assemblies for .NET 8+ scenarios.

For context, see

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 is compatible.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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NuGet packages (127)

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This package contains the Microsoft.Build assembly which is used to create, edit, and evaluate MSBuild projects.


This package contains the Microsoft.Build.Utilities assembly which is used to implement custom MSBuild tasks.


This package contains the Microsoft.Build.Tasks assembly which implements the commonly used tasks of MSBuild.


.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") support for analyzing MSBuild projects and solutions. This should be used with at least one of the following packages to add the appropriate language support: - Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp.Workspaces - Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.VisualBasic.Workspaces More details at This package was built from the source at


The Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) is a component which provides application lifecycle services for database development and management for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases. DacFx supports various database deployment and management scenarios for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases including extracting / exporting a live database to a DAC package, deploying a DAC package to a new or existing database, and migrating from on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This functionality is exposed via the DacFx API. DacFx can target SQL Server 2008 and newer, as well as Microsoft Azure SQL. This nuget package is a lightweight version of DacFx. If you would like to use the command-line utility SqlPackage.exe for creating and deploying .dacpac and .bacpac packages, please download SqlPackage.exe for Windows, macOS, or Linux from

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ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform .NET framework for building modern cloud-based web applications on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
.NET debugger and assembly editor
Develop Desktop, Embedded, Mobile and WebAssembly apps with C# and XAML. The most popular .NET UI client technology
.NET MAUI is the .NET Multi-platform App UI, a framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop.
The Roslyn .NET compiler provides C# and Visual Basic languages with rich code analysis APIs.
Version Downloads Last updated
17.10.4 131,027 5/22/2024
17.10.0-preview-24081-01 974 4/25/2024
17.9.5 327,684 2/14/2024
17.8.3 4,085,833 11/14/2023
17.7.2 2,792,809 8/24/2023
17.7.0 107,491 8/9/2023
17.6.3 414,277 5/16/2023
17.5.0 1,770,879 2/28/2023
17.4.0 555,142 11/11/2022
17.3.2 15,983,199 10/14/2022
17.3.1 336,669 8/24/2022
17.3.0 40,538 8/24/2022
17.2.2 21,953 10/14/2022
17.2.0 1,484,926 5/11/2022
17.1.0 2,734,964 3/8/2022
17.0.1 75,041 10/14/2022
17.0.0 25,969,636 11/8/2021
16.11.0 1,149,015 8/19/2021
16.10.0 1,813,678 5/25/2021
16.9.0 11,288,508 3/2/2021
16.8.0 6,326,052 11/11/2020
16.7.0 1,196,563 9/30/2020
16.6.0 941,917 6/9/2020
16.5.0 34,949,949 3/16/2020
16.4.0 1,866,037 12/4/2019
16.3.0 1,870,347 9/26/2019
16.0.461 2,936,896 4/3/2019
15.9.20 9,001,453 11/21/2018
15.8.166 5,122,726 8/14/2018
15.7.179 5,378,392 5/21/2018
15.7.0-preview-000145 7,622 4/10/2018
15.7.0-preview-000011-1378327 1,192,038 4/5/2018
15.6.85 1,290,250 4/5/2018
15.6.84 5,791 4/5/2018
15.6.82 1,609,995 2/26/2018
15.5.180 547,617 12/6/2017
15.5.179 16,305 12/6/2017
15.4.8 698,924 12/6/2017
15.3.409 58,706,137 8/11/2017
15.3.0-preview-000388-01 189,517 6/27/2017
15.3.0-preview-000117-01 136,371 5/9/2017
15.1.1012 1,893,587 4/11/2017
15.1.548 8,539,257 3/2/2017
14.3.0 1,948,455 9/9/2016