Version Information Editor (C++)

Version information consists of company and product identification, a product release number, and copyright and trademark notification. With the Version Information editor, you create and maintain this data, which is stored in the version information resource. The version information resource is not required by an application, but it is a useful place to collect information that identifies the application. Version information is also used by setup APIs.

A version information resource has an upper block and one or more lower blocks: a single fixed-information block at the top and one or more version information blocks at the bottom (for other languages and/or character sets). The top block has both editable numeric boxes and selectable drop-down lists. The lower blocks have only editable text boxes.


The Windows standard is to have only one version resource, named VS_VERSION_INFO.

The Version Information editor enables you to:

For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Desktop Apps in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resource strings to properties, see Creating Resource Files for Desktop Apps. For information on globalization and localization of resources in managed apps, see Globalizing and Localizing .NET Framework Applications.



See Also

Resource Editors
Menus and Other Resources