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Visual Studio 2010 uses C# 4.0. Perhaps what you meant to say was “even if you’re targeting a version of .NET older than 4.0, you can still use C# 4.0 or
higher in VS2010”. The C# version and the .NET Framework version are independent and are numbered separately.
Because MS dropped support for Windows CE in VS 2010, my workplace is stuck on VS 2008: C# 3.0 and C++03.
From: James Athey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 9:01 AM
Subject: [Swig-devel] %compactdefaultargs and C#
A question for anyone familiar with the implementation of %compactdefaultargs - if I wanted to add support for %compactdefaultargs to C#, how difficult would
The documentation currently states that %compactdefaultargs "does not work for the statically typed languages, such as C# and Java, which don't have optional
arguments in the language.” As it turns out, C# DOES support default arguments. The CLR has supported default arguments from the beginning, and C# as a language has supported it explicitly since C# 4.0. Even if you’re targeting a previous version of C#,
as long as you’re using Visual Studio 2010 or later to compile the code (or a recent version of Mono), default arguments will compile in any version of C#.