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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("%systemroot%\\Notepad.exe");

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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