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This is a prerelease version of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack

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The .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.7.2 by using Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015 or other IDEs. This is a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.7.2, the .NET 4.7.2 Targeting Pack, and the .NET Framework 4.7.2 SDK.

The main difference between the .NET Framework 4.7.2 preview build 3052 shared a few weeks back and this build (3056) is the Developer Pack. This pre-release build enables you to try out the new features available in .NET Framework 4.7.2. You can refer to the Early Access build 3052 blogpost for supported platforms and release notes.

Note: this release is currently feature-complete and in the testing phase, but is not supported for production use.

To install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install netfx-4.7.2-devpack --version --pre

To upgrade Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade netfx-4.7.2-devpack --version --pre


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    . (Join-Path -Path (Split-Path -Parent -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) -ChildPath 'helpers.ps1')
    $packageName = 'netfx-4.7.2-devpack'
    $version = '4.7.2'
    $productNameWithVersion = "Microsoft .NET Framework $version Developer Pack early access build 3056"
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '4238ABA129D2B77976C93D51252E5CF06B627B6E1685410DFC9CF35E971B4239'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $originalFileName = Split-Path -Leaf -Path ([uri]$url).LocalPath
    $downloadFilePath = Get-DefaultChocolateyLocalFilePath -OriginalFileName $originalFileName
    $downloadArguments = @{
        packageName = $packageName
        fileFullPath = $downloadFilePath
        url = $url
        checksum = $checksum
        checksumType = $checksumType
        url64 = $url
        checksum64 = $checksum
        checksumType64 = $checksumType
    $filePath = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @downloadArguments
    $safeLogPath = Get-SafeLogPath
    $installerExeArguments = @{
        packageName = $packageName
        file = $downloadFilePath
        silentArgs = ('/Quiet /NoRestart /Log "{0}\{1}_{2}_{3:yyyyMMddHHmmss}.log"' -f $safeLogPath, $packageName, $version, (Get-Date))
        validExitCodes = @(
            0, # success
            3010 # success, restart required
    Invoke-CommandWithTempPath -TempPath $safeLogPath -ScriptBlock { Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installerExeArguments }
    if ($Env:ChocolateyExitCode -eq '3010')
        Write-Warning "A restart is required to finalize $productNameWithVersion installation."
        if ($Env:ChocolateyExitCode -eq $null)
            Write-Host "A restart may be required to finalize $productNameWithVersion installation."
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    $scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Parent -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    function Get-SafeLogPath
        $logPath = $Env:TEMP
        if ($logPath -like '\\*')
            # .NET installer does not like logging to a network share (
            $candidates = @("$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Temp\chocolatey", "$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Temp", "$Env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\Temp\chocolatey", "$Env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\Temp", "$Env:SystemRoot\TEMP", $scriptDirectory)
            foreach ($candidate in $candidates)
                if ((Test-Path -Path $candidate) -and $candidate -notlike '\\*')
                    Write-Verbose "Using '$candidate' as log path because `$Env:TEMP points to a network share, which may cause the installation to fail"
                    $logPath = $candidate
        return $logPath
    function Test-Installed($Release)
        $props = Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full' -Name Release -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        return $props -ne $null -and $props.Release -ge $Release
    function Get-DefaultChocolateyLocalFilePath
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [string] $OriginalFileName
        # adapted from Install-ChocolateyPackage 0.10.8
        $chocTempDir = $env:TEMP
        $tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir "$($env:chocolateyPackageName)"
        if ($env:chocolateyPackageVersion -ne $null) { $tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion)"; }
        $tempDir = $tempDir -replace '\\chocolatey\\chocolatey\\', '\chocolatey\'
        if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) { [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null }
        $downloadFilePath = Join-Path $tempDir $OriginalFileName
        Write-Debug "Local file path: $downloadFilePath"
        return $downloadFilePath
    function Invoke-CommandWithTempPath
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [string] $TempPath,
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)] [scriptblock] $ScriptBlock
        $oldTemp = $Env:TEMP
        if ($Env:TEMP -ne $TempPath)
            Write-Debug "Changing `$Env:TEMP from '$oldTemp' to '$TempPath'"
            $Env:TEMP = $TempPath
            & $ScriptBlock
            if ($Env:TEMP -ne $oldTemp)
                Write-Debug "Changing `$Env:TEMP back to '$oldTemp'"
                $Env:TEMP = $oldTemp

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


Release Notes


.NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack preview build 3056 announcement

Package Initial package release.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack 200788 Thursday, July 12, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack 2743 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack 113 Saturday, March 17, 2018 exempted

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