VersionString Property
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OperatingSystem::VersionString Property

Gets the concatenated string representation of the platform identifier, version, and service pack that are currently installed on the operating system.

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

property String^ VersionString {
	String^ get ();

Property Value

Type: System::String
The string representation of the values returned by the Platform, Version, and ServicePack properties.

By default, the value returned by VersionString is the same as the value returned by the ToString method. However, an implementation of the .NET Framework for a different platform might return a more appropriate string for that platform.

The following code example demonstrates the VersionString property.

// This example demonstrates the VersionString property.
using namespace System;
int main()
   OperatingSystem^ os = Environment::OSVersion;

   // Display the value of OperatingSystem.VersionString. By default, this is
   // the same value as OperatingSystem.ToString.
   Console::WriteLine( L"This operating system is {0}", os->VersionString );
   return 0;

This example produces the following results:

This operating system is Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0 Service Pack 1

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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