Compiling a .NET 3.5 project and running on a .NET 2.0 machine
For those that are still curious after my previous post about using C# 3.0 features in .NET 2.0. You can compile any .NET Framework 3.5 project and run it in a .NET Framework 2.0 environment (read, no .NET Framework 3.5 installed) without any problems… as long as there are no dependencies to the .NET 3.5 assemblies!
Create a new Console Application under .NET Framework 3.5. Check your references, System.Core will be automatically added to the project. This is a .NET Framework 3.5 assembly. Remove it.
Now add a single Console.WriteLine as follows:
Compile it and copy the executable to a .NET Framework 2.0 machine. Again, one without .NET Framework 3.5 installed.
Run the executable and watch the result.