FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(String) Method

Definition

Returns a FileVersionInfo representing the version information associated with the specified file.

public:
 static System::Diagnostics::FileVersionInfo ^ GetVersionInfo(System::String ^ fileName);
public static System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo GetVersionInfo (string fileName);
static member GetVersionInfo : string -> System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo
Public Shared Function GetVersionInfo (fileName As String) As FileVersionInfo

Parameters

fileName
String

The fully qualified path and name of the file to retrieve the version information for.

Returns

A FileVersionInfo containing information about the file. If the file did not contain version information, the FileVersionInfo contains only the name of the file requested.

Exceptions

The file specified cannot be found.

Examples

The following example calls GetVersionInfo to get the FileVersionInfo for Notepad and displays the file description and version number in the console window.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;


public ref class Class1
{
    
public:
    static void Main()
    {
        // Get the file version for the notepad.
        // Use either of the two following methods.
        FileVersionInfo::GetVersionInfo(Path::Combine(Environment::SystemDirectory, "Notepad.exe"));
        FileVersionInfo^ myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo::GetVersionInfo(Environment::SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");


        // Print the file name and version number.
        Console::WriteLine("File: " + myFileVersionInfo->FileDescription + "\n" +
           "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo->FileVersion);
    }
};

int main()
{
    Class1::Main();
}

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Diagnostics;

class Class1
{
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Get the file version for the notepad.
        // Use either of the two following commands.
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Path.Combine(Environment.SystemDirectory, "Notepad.exe"));
        FileVersionInfo myFileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\\Notepad.exe");


        // Print the file name and version number.
        Console.WriteLine("File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + '\n' +
           "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion);
    }

}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Diagnostics



Class Class1

    Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        ' Get the file version for the notepad.
        ' Use either of the following two commands.
        FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Path.Combine(Environment.SystemDirectory, "Notepad.exe"))
        Dim myFileVersionInfo As FileVersionInfo = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(Environment.SystemDirectory + "\Notepad.exe")


        ' Print the file name and version number.
        Console.WriteLine("File: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileDescription + vbLf + "Version number: " + myFileVersionInfo.FileVersion)

    End Sub
End Class

Security

FileIOPermission
to get the version information. Associated enumeration: Read

LinkDemand
for full trust for the immediate caller. This class cannot be used by partially trusted code.

Applies to

See also