Capturing detailed IE Browser Version

"About Internet Explorer" shows that my IE version is 8.0.6001.18702C0. Is there any way to capture that programmatically in Java/JavaScript?
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
johnportaldevAuthor Commented:
well, this only gives the browser version as "Browser Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer", but it wont give any details about the version. I am looking for capturing very detail information of the browser version like "8.0.6001.18702C0". I dont know if that is possible using Java/jAVASCRIPT.

Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
check the user agent string
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johnportaldevAuthor Commented:
The scripts completely use User Agent string for capturing the browser version. Here my UA string is

"Browser Version: 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)".
The max i can get from that is "MSIE 8.0", I don't know how to get the detailed  version "8.0.6001.18702C0"

Any thoughts?
All these Javascript methods seem to return a lot of numbers, but none of those
are similar to what I have in about window in my browser.

Well, I have old version 6 IE, maybe it is better with newer versions

With Firefox they work better - it actually is the same with what I see in About
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
if its not in the user agent string then its probably not available
what do you need it for?
Well, I don't think it is possible on the server-side.

About the client-side:
I noticed that my version information in the About window
is identical with File Version information of the
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE file (just hover over this file or HMMAPI.DLL in
the same folder and you'll see this File Version; you may check if it is the
same with higher versions, I have IE 6.0.2900.5512).

This is java script code which uses ActiveX and which will give FileVersion
information for any local file. I checked that it gives version
by browsing to IEXPLORE.EXE
   function A()
   var oas = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   var d = document.a.b.value;
    var e = oas.getFile(d);
   var f = oas.GetFileVersion(d);

   <form name="a">
   <input type="file" name="b">
  <input type="button" name="c" value="SIZE" onClick="A();">


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