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How can I find the version of a device driver?

SetupDiGetDeviceRegistryProperty does not seem to be what I want because none of the SPDRP_... constants include anything about version information.

How does the device manager for windows do it, for example?
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Question by:henrybaxter
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You can read the version number directly from the binary, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/167597 ("SAMPLE: GetVers.exe Specifies Component FileVersion and #Version"). The scoop is to
#include <windows.h>

#include <iostream>

#pragma comment ( lib, "version.lib")

 

using namespace std;

 

   void reportError()

   {

       LPVOID lpMsgBuf;

 

       FormatMessage(

           FORMAT_MESSAGE_ALLOCATE_BUFFER | FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM,

           NULL,

           GetLastError(),

           MAKELANGID(LANG_NEUTRAL, SUBLANG_DEFAULT), // Default language

           (LPTSTR) &lpMsgBuf,

           0,

           NULL );

 

       cout << (char*)lpMsgBuf << "\n";

 

       // Free the buffer.

       LocalFree( lpMsgBuf );

   }

 

   void main( int argc, char *argv[ ], char *envp[ ] )

   {

       cout << "\n";

 

       if(2 != argc)

       {

           cout << "Syntax: GetVer <File Name>\n";

           return;

       }

 

       DWORD dwArg;

       DWORD dwInfoSize = GetFileVersionInfoSize(argv[1], &dwArg);

 

       if(0 == dwInfoSize)

       {

           cout << "No version info available\n";

           reportError();

           return;

       }

 

       BYTE* lpBuff = new BYTE[dwInfoSize];

 

       if(!lpBuff)

       {

           cout << "Out of Memory\n";

           return;

       }

 

       if(0 == GetFileVersionInfo(argv[1], 0, dwInfoSize, lpBuff))

       {

           cout << "Error retrieving version info\n";

           reportError();

           return;

       }

 

       VS_FIXEDFILEINFO *vInfo;

 

       UINT uInfoSize;

 

       if(0 == VerQueryValue(lpBuff, TEXT("\\"),

               (LPVOID*)&vInfo,

               &uInfoSize))

       {

           cout << "Version information not available\n";

           delete lpBuff;

           return;

       }

 

       if(0 == uInfoSize)

       {

           cout << "Version information not available\n";

           delete lpBuff;

           return;

       }

 

       cout << argv[1]

           << " Version: "

           << HIWORD(vInfo->dwFileVersionMS) << ","

           << LOWORD(vInfo->dwFileVersionMS) << ","

           << HIWORD(vInfo->dwFileVersionLS) << ","

           << LOWORD(vInfo->dwFileVersionLS) << "\n";

 

       delete lpBuff;

   }

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by:henrybaxter
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Sorry for the delay - I had to make sure I understood it!

Thanks for the help, it's very much appreciated.
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Err what delay? That was swift ;o)
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