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FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo Method

Updated: March 2011

Returns a FileVersionInfo representing the version information associated with the specified file.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public static FileVersionInfo GetVersionInfo(
	string fileName
)

Parameters

fileName
Type: System.String

The fully qualified path and name of the file to retrieve the version information for.

Return Value

Type: System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo
A FileVersionInfo containing information about the file. If the file did not contain version information, the FileVersionInfo contains only the name of the file requested.

ExceptionCondition
FileNotFoundException

The file specified cannot be found.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for Notepad and displays the file description and version number in the console window.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;

class Class1
{
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Get the file version for the notepad. 
        // Use either of the two following commands.
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Path.Combine(Environment.SystemDirectory, "Notepad.exe"));
        FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");


        // Print the file name and version number.
        Console.WriteLine("File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + '\n' +
           "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion);
    }

}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Date

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Reason

March 2011

Updated the introduction to the example.

Customer feedback.

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