VB.Net dll files not displaying the file version

I have a web site project that is not updating the file version information when I build and publish. The modified date is updating, but the other information that I have in the AssemblyInfo.vb file is not showing at all. All of the dll files in the bin folder show the version 0.0.0.0 instead of the 1.0.0.0 I have in the file.

This is causing me issues because the app_code.dll file is copied to the GAC and since the version doesn't change I have to get the web server group to manually overwrite the copy in the GAC. I only have access to the folder where my site resides and cannot make any changes on the web server.

I have seen lots of places where it says that the file version is pulled from the AssemblyInfo.vb, but in my case that does not seem to be the case.

Any ideas on how I can get the file version to populate on my dll files?

Thanks,
Jerry
LVL 18
Jerry MillerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
Here is an example AssemblyInfo.vb -
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

' General Information about an assembly is controlled through the following 
' set of attributes. Change these attribute values to modify the information
' associated with an assembly.

' Review the values of the assembly attributes

<Assembly: AssemblyTitle("Example")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyDescription("")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("Fabrikam")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Example")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyCopyright("Copyright © Fabrikam 2014")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyTrademark("")> 

<Assembly: ComVisible(False)>

'The following GUID is for the ID of the typelib if this project is exposed to COM
<Assembly: Guid("00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000")> 

' Version information for an assembly consists of the following four values:
'
'      Major Version
'      Minor Version 
'      Build Number
'      Revision
'
' You can specify all the values or you can default the Build and Revision Numbers 
' by using the '*' as shown below:
' <Assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.*")> 

<Assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.0.0")> 
<Assembly: AssemblyFileVersion("1.0.0.0")> 

Open in new window

Ensure that your Assembly version and Assembly file version attributes are properly formatted.

Are you using a ClickOnce deployment?  If so make sure that your publish tab is configured properly.Capture.JPG
-saige-
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Applications

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.