Version::Parse Method (String^)


Converts the string representation of a version number to an equivalent Version object.

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

static Version^ Parse(
	String^ input


Type: System::String^

A string that contains a version number to convert.

Return Value

Type: System::Version^

An object that is equivalent to the version number specified in the input parameter.

Exception Condition

input is null.


input has fewer than two or more than four version components.


At least one component in input is less than zero.


At least one component in input is not an integer.


At least one component in input represents a number that is greater than Int32::MaxValue.

The input parameter must have the following format:


where major, minor, build, and revision are the string representations of the version number's four components: major version number, minor version number, build number, and revision number. Optional components are shown in square brackets ([ and ]). The components must appear in the specified order, and must be separated by periods.


Because the string representation of a version number must conform to a recognized pattern, applications should always use exception handling when calling the Parse method to parse user input. Alternatively, you can call the TryParse method to parse the string representation of a version number and return a value that indicates whether the parse operation succeeded.

The Parse method is a convenience method; it is equivalent to calling the Version(String^) constructor.

The following example uses the Parse method to parse a number of strings that contain version information.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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