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FileVersionInfo.FileVersion Property

Gets the file version number.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property FileVersion As String
[C#]
public string FileVersion {get;}
[C++]
public: __property String* get_FileVersion();
[JScript]
public function get FileVersion() : String;

Property Value

The version number of the file.

Remarks

Typically, a version number is displayed as "major number.minor number.build number.private part number". A file version number is a 64-bit number that holds the version number for a file as follows:

Example

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for the Notepad. Then it prints the file description and version number in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been instantiated.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub GetFileVersion()
    ' Get the file version for the notepad.
    Dim myFileVersionInfo As FileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\Notepad.exe")
    
    ' Print the file name and version number.
    textBox1.Text = "File: " & myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription & ControlChars.Cr & _
        "Version number: " & myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion
End Sub 'GetFileVersion

[C#] 
public void GetFileVersion() {
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");
 
    // Print the file name and version number.
    textBox1.Text = "File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + '\n' +
       "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion;
 }
    

[C++] 
public:
void GetFileVersion() {
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo* myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo::GetVersionInfo(S"%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");
 
    // Print the file name and version number.
    textBox1->Text = String::Format( S"File: {0}\nVersion number: {1}",
       myFileVersionInfo->FileDescription, myFileVersionInfo->FileVersion );
 }
    

[JScript] 
public function GetFileVersion() {
    //Get the file version for the notepad.
    var myFileVersionInfo : FileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");
 
    //Print the file name and version number.
    textBox1.Text = "File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + '\n' +
       "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion;
 }
    

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

FileVersionInfo Class | FileVersionInfo Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace | FileBuildPart | FileMinorPart | FileMajorPart | Version | FilePrivatePart

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