Quick Tip : Display the file version of your application in C#

Quick Tip : Display the file version of your application in C#

To be able to display the version of your application can be very helpful, especially if you do support on the product and you need to find out what version the user is running.

Version numbers typically display as major number.minor number.build number.private part number

By using Application.ProductVersion you can quickly display the file version of the assembly.

private void PrintProductVersion() {
textBox1.Text = "The product version is: " +


How to set the file version of your application

Right click on the project

Click on the Assembly Information…

Assembly info



File Version


Set the File Version


More about software versioning:



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