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(DriveSpec)
   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