OperatingSystem.Version Property

Definition

Gets a Version object that identifies the operating system.

public:
 property Version ^ Version { Version ^ get(); };
public Version Version { get; }
member this.Version : Version
Public ReadOnly Property Version As Version

Property Value

A Version object that describes the major version, minor version, build, and revision numbers for the operating system.

Examples

The following code example creates several OperatingSystem objects and displays the Version property for each.

// Example for the OperatingSystem.Platform and 
// OperatingSystem.Version properties.
using namespace System;

// Create an OperatingSystem object and display the Platform
// and Version properties.
void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version^ ver )
{
   OperatingSystem^ opSys = gcnew OperatingSystem( pID,ver );
   PlatformID platform = opSys->Platform;
   Version^ version = opSys->Version;
   Console::WriteLine( "   Platform: {0,-15} Version: {1}", platform, version );
}

void BuildOperatingSystemObjects()
{
   
   // The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
   // actual OS version.
   Version^ verNull = gcnew Version;
   Version^ verString = gcnew Version( "3.5.8.13" );
   Version^ verMajMin = gcnew Version( 6,10 );
   Version^ verMMBld = gcnew Version( 5,25,5025 );
   Version^ verMMBVer = gcnew Version( 5,6,7,8 );
   
   // All PlatformID members are shown here.
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verNull );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32S, verString );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32Windows, verMajMin );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::WinCE, verMMBld );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verMMBVer );
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of OperatingSystem::Platform "
   "and OperatingSystem::Version \n"
   "generates the following output.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Create several OperatingSystem objects "
   "and display their properties:\n" );
   BuildOperatingSystemObjects();
   Console::WriteLine( "\nThe operating system of the host computer is:\n" );
   BuildOSObj( Environment::OSVersion->Platform, Environment::OSVersion->Version );
}

/*
This example of OperatingSystem::Platform and OperatingSystem::Version
generates the following output.

Create several OperatingSystem objects and display their properties:

   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 0.0
   Platform: Win32S          Version: 3.5.8.13
   Platform: Win32Windows    Version: 6.10
   Platform: WinCE           Version: 5.25.5025
   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.6.7.8

The operating system of the host computer is:

   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.1.2600.0
*/
// Example for the OperatingSystem.Platform and 
// OperatingSystem.Version properties.
using System;

class PlatformVersionDemo
{
    // Create an OperatingSystem object and display the Platform
    // and Version properties.
    static void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version ver )
    {
        OperatingSystem opSys   = new OperatingSystem( pID, ver );
        PlatformID platform     = opSys.Platform;
        Version version         = opSys.Version;

        Console.WriteLine( "   Platform: {0,-15} Version: {1}", 
            platform, version );
    } 
        
    static void BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )
    { 
        // The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
        // actual OS version.
        Version verNull     = new Version( );
        Version verString   = new Version( "3.5.8.13" );
        Version verMajMin   = new Version( 6, 10 );
        Version verMMBld    = new Version( 5, 25, 5025 );
        Version verMMBVer   = new Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 );
            
        // All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verString );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMajMin );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBld );
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verMMBVer );
    } 
        
    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of OperatingSystem.Platform " +
            "and OperatingSystem.Version \n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Create several OperatingSystem objects " +
            "and display their properties:\n" );

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( );
            
        Console.WriteLine(
            "\nThe operating system of the host computer is:\n" );

        BuildOSObj(
            Environment.OSVersion.Platform, 
            Environment.OSVersion.Version );
    } 
}

/*
This example of OperatingSystem.Platform and OperatingSystem.Version
generates the following output.

Create several OperatingSystem objects and display their properties:

Platform: Win32NT         Version: 0.0
Platform: Win32S          Version: 3.5.8.13
Platform: Win32Windows    Version: 6.10
Platform: WinCE           Version: 5.25.5025
Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.6.7.8

The operating system of the host computer is:

Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.1.2600.0
*/
' Example for the OperatingSystem.Platform and 
' OperatingSystem.Version properties.
Module PlatformVersionDemo
    
    ' Create an OperatingSystem object, and display the Platform
    ' and Version properties.
    Sub BuildOSObj( pID As PlatformID, ver As Version )

        Dim opSys       As New OperatingSystem( pID, ver )
        Dim platform    As PlatformID = opSys.Platform
        Dim version     As Version = opSys.Version

        Console.WriteLine( "   Platform: {0,-15} Version: {1}", _
            platform, version )
    End Sub 
        
    Sub BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )

        ' The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
        ' actual OS version.
        Dim verNull     As New Version( )
        Dim verString   As New Version( "3.5.8.13" )
        Dim verMajMin   As New Version( 6, 10 )
        Dim verMMBld    As New Version( 5, 25, 5025 )
        Dim verMMBVer   As New Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 )
            
        ' All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verString )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMajMin )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBld )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verMMBVer )
    End Sub 
        
    Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of OperatingSystem.Platform " & _
            "and OperatingSystem.Version " & vbCrLf & _
            "generates the following output." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Create several OperatingSystem objects " & _
            "and display their properties:" & vbCrLf )

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )
            
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & _
            "The operating system of the host computer is: " & _
            vbCrLf )

        BuildOSObj( _
            Environment.OSVersion.Platform, _
            Environment.OSVersion.Version )
    End Sub 
End Module 

' This example of OperatingSystem.Platform and OperatingSystem.Version
' generates the following output.
' 
' Create several OperatingSystem objects and display their properties:
' 
'    Platform: Win32NT         Version: 0.0
'    Platform: Win32S          Version: 3.5.8.13
'    Platform: Win32Windows    Version: 6.10
'    Platform: WinCE           Version: 5.25.5025
'    Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.6.7.8
' 
' The operating system of the host computer is:
' 
'    Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.1.2600.0

Remarks

See Operating System Version on the Windows Dev Center for a list of Windows operating system versions and their corresponding version numbers.

Applies to