I can't find any useful documentation on how to do this. I have 4.5.1 SDK installed on my development environment, but when I create a new sharepoint project I can only select 4.5:



Help is much appreciated!


This issue only seems to be affecting my SharePoint project templates. I can select 4.5.1 on other types of projects:


  • Is this affecting only Sharepoint Project templates? Have you tried with other types of templates? – Ransher Singh Mar 4 '15 at 20:38
  • Yes, only SharePoint project templates. I can select 4.5.1 (among others) for other types of projects. – Chronozoa Mar 4 '15 at 21:31

Make sure you have installed the Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 Developer pack


It contains the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Multi-Targeting Pack which contains the reference assemblies needed to build apps that target the .NET Framework 4.5.1.

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  • It is installed, as shown in my screenshot. I can create projects targeting 4.5.1, but not SharePoint ones. – Chronozoa Mar 4 '15 at 21:31

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