/VERSION (Version Information)
The /VERSION option tells the linker to put a version number in the header of the .exe or .dll file. Use DUMPBIN /HEADERS to see the image version field of the OPTIONAL HEADER VALUES to see the effect of /VERSION.
The major and minor arguments are decimal numbers in the range 0 through 65,535. The default is version 0.0.
The information specified with /VERSION does not affect the version information that appears for an application when you view its properties in File Explorer. That version information comes from a resource file that is used to build the application. See Version Information Editor for more information.
Another way to insert a version number is with the VERSION module-definition statement.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
Click the Linker folder.
Click the General property page.
Modify the Version property.
To set this linker option programmatically