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Reading Version Information from your EXE

Francois on Programming – Very often, you have to check some information contained in the VERSIONINFO section of your application and most of the examples you can find on the InterWebz are doing it by using this WinAPI routine: GetFileVersionInfo. It certainly works and can be used to get the VersionInfo from any file you want, much like in Windows Explorer, because the routine takes a FileName as its main parameter and reads it from its header. But if you need it from inside the running application, why would you go and read the file on disk (or at least ask the OS for it) when you have the information directly ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Fran├žois Gaillard @ 2012-08-20 23:04


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