Referencing Content.Pipeline Error

When I try to reference the Monogame Pipeline .dll I get the error:

a reference to 'C:\Program Files(x86)\MSBuild\Monogame\v3.0\Tools\Monogame.Framework.Content.Pipeline.dll" could not be added. The project targets ‘Net.Core’ while the file reference targets ‘.NETFramework’. This is not supported

I am using Monogame 3.6 and VS 2017. The project is a Universal Windows Project.

What am I doing wrong?

My guess, wrong .NET version… use 4.5 or similar, not 4.6+

How do you change a projects .NET Version

When you create a new project, look at the top…

Actually, in Visual Studio you can change the target framework of an existing project.

Just right-click the project in the solution explorer and click Properties. Then, the Target Framework setting’ll be in there.