Bug 39925 - When creating PCL project, we always set .NET to v4.5
Summary: When creating PCL project, we always set .NET to v4.5
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin.Forms ()
Version: 4.6.0 (15.3)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Future Cycle
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-26 16:38 UTC by Daniel Cazzulino
Modified: 2017-08-23 18:01 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Tags: ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Daniel Cazzulino 2016-03-26 16:38:20 UTC
We should instead select a profile from those supported for the user's chosen target framework version (could be .NET 4.5 or 4.6 when bug https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=39898 is fixed.
Comment 3 Prashant [MSFT] 2017-08-09 10:10:56 UTC
I can confirm using the latest Visual Studio 2017 Preview version 15.3 

The PCL projects still defaults to .Net 4.5 Marking this report as CONFIRMED.

# Version information

Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 Int Preview (DF)
Version 15.3.0 Preview 7.0 [26730.0.d15rel]
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.7.02046

Installed Version: Enterprise

Visual Basic 2017   00369-60000-00001-AA051
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017

Visual C# 2017   00369-60000-00001-AA051
Microsoft Visual C# 2017

Visual F# 4.1   00369-60000-00001-AA051
Microsoft Visual F# 4.1

Common Azure Tools   1.10
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

Merq   1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.

Mono Debugging for Visual Studio   4.6.8-pre (ec7034f)
Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.

NuGet Package Manager   4.3.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

Visual Studio Code Debug Adapter Host Package   1.0
Interop layer for hosting Visual Studio Code debug adapters in Visual Studio

Xamarin (306f76a)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android SDK (0cd0214)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK (bf350ba)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Comment 4 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-08-23 18:01:30 UTC
We are migrating our project templates away from PCL to .NET Standard libraries in 15.5, so this issue will go away.