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OperatingSystem.Version Property

Gets a System.Version object that identifies the operating system.

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

public Version Version { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Version
A Version object that describes the major version, minor version, build, and revision numbers for the operating system.

The following code example creates several OperatingSystem objects and displays the Version property for each.

// Example for the OperatingSystem.Platform and  
// OperatingSystem.Version properties. 
using System;

class PlatformVersionDemo
{
    // Create an OperatingSystem object and display the Platform 
    // and Version properties. 
    static void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version ver )
    {
        OperatingSystem opSys   = new OperatingSystem( pID, ver );
        PlatformID platform     = opSys.Platform;
        Version version         = opSys.Version;

        Console.WriteLine( "   Platform: {0,-15} Version: {1}", 
            platform, version );
    } 

    static void BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )
    { 
        // The Version object does not need to correspond to an  
        // actual OS version.
        Version verNull     = new Version( );
        Version verString   = new Version( "3.5.8.13" );
        Version verMajMin   = new Version( 6, 10 );
        Version verMMBld    = new Version( 5, 25, 5025 );
        Version verMMBVer   = new Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 );

        // All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verString );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMajMin );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBld );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verMMBVer );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of OperatingSystem.Platform " +
            "and OperatingSystem.Version \n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Create several OperatingSystem objects " +
            "and display their properties:\n" );

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( );

        Console.WriteLine(
            "\nThe operating system of the host computer is:\n" );

        BuildOSObj(
            Environment.OSVersion.Platform, 
            Environment.OSVersion.Version );
    } 
}

/*
This example of OperatingSystem.Platform and OperatingSystem.Version
generates the following output.

Create several OperatingSystem objects and display their properties:

Platform: Win32NT         Version: 0.0
Platform: Win32S          Version: 3.5.8.13
Platform: Win32Windows    Version: 6.10
Platform: WinCE           Version: 5.25.5025
Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.6.7.8

The operating system of the host computer is:

Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.1.2600.0
*/

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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