/VERSION (Version Information)



major and minor
The version number you want in the header of the .exe or .dll file.


The /VERSION option tells the linker to put a version number in the header of the .exe or .dll file. Use DUMPBIN /HEADERS to see the image version field of the OPTIONAL HEADER VALUES to see the effect of /VERSION.

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

The information specified with /VERSION does not affect the version information that appears for an application when you view its properties in File Explorer. That version information comes from a resource file that is used to build the application. See Version Information Editor for more information.

Another way to insert a version number is with the VERSION module-definition statement.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the General property page.

  4. Modify the Version property.

To set this linker option programmatically

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC Linker Options