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Tells LINK to put a number in the header of the .exe file or DLL.

VERSION major[.minor]  

The major and minor arguments are decimal numbers in the range 0 through 65,535. The default is version 0.0.

An equivalent way to specify a version number is with the Version Information (/VERSION) option.

Rules for Module-Definition Statements