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checking versions of files

Posted on 1999-07-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-04
What is the best method to check the version of files? For example, the file, BDEADMIN.exe is usually stored in the system(32) folder and I want something to evaluated the version of it and if its less than what I spec, do a Shellexecute to launch its setup routine stored on the cd.
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simonet earned 200 total points
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In my site there's a demo application that will teach you how to extract version information form biary files. The URL is:

Download the project entitled " How to extract Version information from EXEs, DLLs, VXDs, etc... ". It's 134Kb and full source code is included.


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