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FileVersionInfo.FileDescription Property

Gets the description of the file.

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

public string FileDescription { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_FileDescription ()

public function get FileDescription () : String

Property Value

The description of the file.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for the Notepad. Then it prints the FileDescription in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been instantiated.

private void GetFileDescription() {
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");
 
    // Print the file description.
    textBox1.Text = "File description: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription;
 }
    

private void GetFileDescription()
{
    // Get the file version for the notepad.
    FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = 
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");

    // Print the file description.
    textBox1.set_Text("File description: " 
        + myFileVersionInfo.get_FileDescription());
} //GetFileDescription

private function GetFileDescription() {
    //Get the file version for the notepad.
    var myFileVersionInfo : FileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");
 
    //Print the file description.
    textBox1.Text = "File description: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription;
 }
    

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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