While converting Lydia projects to .NET Standard I came across a blocking
issue. I needed to reference an assembly (Nancy 2.0.0) which requires at least
.NET Standard 1.6. Trying to add the NuGet package would fail, unless I told
Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 that the
*.csproj file should target
However, doing so breaks the build:
Your project is not referencing the “.NETPlatform,Version=v5.0” framework. Add a reference to “.NETPlatform,Version=v5.0” in the “frameworks” section of your project.json, and then re-run NuGet restore
At first, I thought that I did not have the proper tooling installed. I tried
installing various versions of the .NET Core SDK and tools for Visual Studio 2015.
I tried on another machine. I tried it from the command line, by invoking
directly. Nothing helped.
dotnet restore followed by
dotnet build from the command
line would work.
Making Visual Studio happy again
In order to build a .NET Standard 1.6 library from Visual Studio 2015, a
<NugetTargetMoniker> has to be added at the very end of the
Here is the final result:
<PropertyGroup> <NuGetTargetMoniker>.NETStandard,Version=v1.6</NuGetTargetMoniker> </PropertyGroup> </Project>