How to: Set the ClickOnce Publish Version
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Publish Version property determines whether or not the application that you are publishing will be treated as an update. Each time version is incremented, the application will be published as an update.
Publish Version property can be set on the Publish page of the Project Designer.
There is a project option that will automatically increment the
With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu click Properties.
Click the Publish tab.
In Publish Version field, increment the Major, Minor, Build, or Revision version numbers.
You should never decrement a version number; doing so could cause unpredictable update behavior.