GetFileVersion Method

Returns the version number of a specified file.



  • object
    Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject.

  • pathspec
    Required. The path (absolute or relative) to a specific file.


The GetFileVersion method returns a zero-length string ("") if pathspec does not end with the named component.


The GetFileVersion method works only on the provided path string. It does not attempt to resolve the path, nor does it check for the existence of the specified path.

The following example illustrates the use of the GetFileVersion method.

function ShowFileName(filespec){
   var fso, s = "";
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   s += fso.GetFileVersion(filespec);
Function GetVersion(DriveSpec)
   Dim fso, temp
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   temp = fso.GetFileVersion(pathspec)
   If Len(temp) Then
      GetVersion = temp
      GetVersion = "No version information available."
   End If
End Function

Applies To:

FileSystemObject Object

See Also


GetAbsolutePathName Method

GetBaseName Method

GetDrive Method

GetDriveName Method

GetExtensionName Method

GetFile Method

GetFileName Method

GetFolder Method

GetParentFolderName Method

GetSpecialFolder Method

GetTempName Method