FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo Method (String)


Returns a FileVersionInfo representing the version information associated with the specified file.

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

public static FileVersionInfo GetVersionInfo(
	string fileName


Type: System.String

The fully qualified path and name of the file to retrieve the version information for.

Return Value

Type: System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo

A FileVersionInfo containing information about the file. If the file did not contain version information, the FileVersionInfo contains only the name of the file requested.

Exception Condition

The file specified cannot be found.

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for Notepad and displays the file description and version number in the console window.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;

class Class1
    public static void Main(string[] args)
        // Get the file version for the notepad.
        // Use either of the two following commands.
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Path.Combine(Environment.SystemDirectory, "Notepad.exe"));
        FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");

        // Print the file name and version number.
        Console.WriteLine("File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + '\n' +
           "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion);



to get the version information. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read


for full trust for the immediate caller. This class cannot be used by partially trusted code.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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