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How do I make Delphi2 EXE's with Microsoft Version information ?

I used my C compiler's resource studio to create a RES file with version info.  I then added {$R VER.RES} to my DPR file.  When viewing the properties of my EXE from the windows explorer there is no version tab (hate that!).
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Question by:mlanza
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Dear mlanza,

I think, there might be two reasons, why you'ven't got any version information.

1. Your version.res should like look this:
--------------------------------------------------------------
1 VERSIONINFO
FILEVERSION 3, 10, 0, 61
PRODUCTVERSION 3, 10, 0, 61
FILEOS VOS_DOS_WINDOWS32
FILETYPE VFT_APP
{
 BLOCK "StringFileInfo"
 {
  BLOCK "040904E4"
  {
   VALUE "CompanyName", "Your company\000\000"
   VALUE "FileDescription", "Description about the file\000"
   VALUE "FileVersion", "1.00\000\000"
   VALUE "InternalName", "Internal application name\000"
   VALUE "LegalCopyright", "Copyright © your company 1997\000\000"
   VALUE "OriginalFilename", "EXE-filename\000"
  }

 }

 BLOCK "VarFileInfo"
 {
  VALUE "Translation", 0x409, 1252
 }

}


2. Your projcet should like look this:
-------------------------------------------------------
program Project1;

uses
  Forms,
  Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {Form1};

{$R *.RES}
{$R VERSION.RES}

begin
  Application.Initialize;
  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);
  Application.Run;
end.


Be carefuly, but you should compile the VERSION.RC file with the BRCC32.EXE program found in the \Delphi 2.0\bin directory.

On my Windows95 Windows Explorer now the version information is shown.

Hope, that are the ways you needed.

Bye

Hartwig

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Use BRCC32.EXE to compile your resource.
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