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Extracting a file version

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I have a DLL that contains its own About box.  I would like that box to display its current version, based on the value I enter into the VS_VERSION resource.  How can I extract that information?  Furthermore, how can I extract the filename of the DLL when it is running, instead of hard-coding the name?
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To extract any resource, you can use LoadResource() to get a pointer to the information. Then you can use pointer arithmetic and parsing to get at the correct information. Alternatively, you can use VerQueryFileEx() to get the information.

To extract any module name, you can use GetModuleFileName() and pass the HINSTANCE of the DLL.
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I am using MS Visual C++ 5.0--I couldn't find any reference to VerQueryFileEx() in the online help.  Where can I find more information on that function?
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