Visual Studio / .NET Framework

Multi‐targeting the World


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Claire Novotny

Executive Director of the .NET Foundation, and PM on the .NET Team


Are you considering creating single and multi-targeted .NET Standard class libraries using the new "SDK-style" project system? This session will recap what .NET Standard is, what problems it solves, and how to get started. Next, you'll dive into some of the new capabilities of the "SDK-style" project type, learn how to consolidate projects that need to target multiple platforms into a single project, and easily create a NuGet package for the library. Finally, you'll see how to convert an older class library into a .NET Standard library.

You will learn:

  • About the .NET Standard, where it is, what it supports, and where it came from
  • About multi-targeting with the new "SDK-style" projects, how and why to multi-target, and how to create NuGet packages to distribute the result
  • How to convert a portable class library to a .NET Standard class library