Change the language version of a C# project

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The C# team brings out new features in small releases like C# 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3 for example. Now you might notice that when you create a new project that not all of these little additions to the language appear, just like they’re not there on your machine yet even though you’re 200% sure you got them.

Well this could be due to the project settings. Know however that you can change them following these simple steps:

  1. right click on the project name in the Solution Explorer pane
  2. select the build tab
  3. scroll down to the bottom to find the Advanced… button and click it
  4. select the appropriate Language version in the dropdownlist according to your preferred C# version

Advanced settings - Language version

You can also select to use the latest minor version for your project. Making sure that if you would obtain C# 7.4 if that woul become available your project makes use of that the next time you open it:

Advanced settings - Language version - default to minor version


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