FileVersionInfo.ToString Method

Returns a partial list of properties in the FileVersionInfo and their values.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A list of the following properties in this class and their values:
FileName, InternalName, OriginalFilename, FileVersion, FileDescription, ProductName, ProductVersion, IsDebug, IsPatched, IsPreRelease, IsPrivateBuild, IsSpecialBuild,
If the file did not contain version information, this list will contain only the name of the requested file. Boolean values will be false, and all other entries will be null.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for the Notepad. Then it calls ToString to print a list of the file version information in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been instantiated.

private void GetFileVersion2()
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo =
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");

    // Print all the version information.
    textBox1.Text = myFileVersionInfo.ToString();

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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