Visual Studio Publish Version

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I am trying to show the published version of my application on a label in my windows forms project.  I want to to show Major.Minor.Build.Revision but I cannot figure out how to make this work.  I've got a label on the application splash screen and I've set it's text property to Version {0}.{1:00}.{2}.{3}.  In the FormLoad event I have added the code listed below.  The label shows "Version" when it shold show a number for Revision "Version".  What am I missing here?
Version.Text = System.String.Format(Version.Text, My.Application.Info.Version.Major, My.Application.Info.Version.Minor, My.Application.Info.Version.Build, My.Application.Info.Version.Revision)

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Question by:schwientekd
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ID: 24853444
Why do you expect Where do you find that version? The AssemblyVersion is different than the AssemblyFileVersion -- could that be your problem?

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ID: 24859231
I see the when I view the properties of my project in Visual Studio 2008.  On the Publish tab there is a section called Publish Version.  This is set to automatically increment each time I publish the application.  I did a search about AssemblyVersion and AssemblyFileVersion and found that I could manually change this number in the AssemblyInfo.vb file.  Do you know of a way to automate this as opposed to checking which version it is at and manually updating it in the assembly.vb file?

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dericstone earned 2000 total points
ID: 24863593
The publish version can be found in My.Application.Deployment.CurrentVersion. You should be able to use the method you had before. Sorry for sending you on the wrong track.

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ID: 31603381
That worked, thanks!

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