FileVersionInfo.IsDebug Property

Gets a value that specifies whether the file contains debugging information or is compiled with debugging features enabled.

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

public bool IsDebug { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the file contains debugging information or is compiled with debugging features enabled; otherwise, false.

The FileVersionInfo properties are based on version resource information built into the file. Version resources are often built into binary files such as .exe or .dll files; text files do not have version resource information.

Version resources are typically specified in a Win32 resource file, or in assembly attributes. The IsDebug property reflects the VS_FF_DEBUG flag value in the file's VS_FIXEDFILEINFO block, which is built from the VERSIONINFO resource in a Win32 resource file. For more information about specifying version resources in a Win32 resource file, see the Platform SDK About Resource Files topic and VERSIONINFO Resource topic topics.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for the Notepad. Then it displays the state of the Boolean IsDebug in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been instantiated.

private void GetIsDebug()
{
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo =
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");

    // Print whether the file contains debugging information.
    textBox1.Text = "File contains debugging information: " +
        myFileVersionInfo.IsDebug;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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