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You would think it’s simple enough to get the file version information as it is set in Visual Studio’s UI setting, but it wasn’t for me. Even after Googling around I only discovered how to the the Assembly version, not the file version. Well not until I found this article. The information is at the end of it and it basically goes like this:
string fileVersion = FileVersionInfo .GetVersionInfo(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location).FileVersion;
I then also wanted to get the date too. This is how I did it:
string fileDate = System.IO.File .GetCreationTime(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location) .ToString("MMMM dd, yyyy")
FileVersionInfo is at System.Diagnostics
Assembly is at System.Reflection
The best thing is I no longer have to remember to set this stuff before packaging up my app for shipment. Like I am doing right now: BD File Hash version 1.0.10 going out right now.