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/VERSION (Version information)



major and minor
The version number you want in the header of the EXE or DLL file.


The /VERSION option tells the linker to put a version number in the header of the EXE or DLL file. Use DUMPBIN /HEADERS to see the image version field of the OPTIONAL HEADER VALUES to see the effect of /VERSION.

The major and minor arguments are decimal numbers in the range 0 through 65,535. The default is version 0.0.

The information specified with /VERSION doesn't affect the version information that appears for an application when you view its properties in File Explorer. That version information comes from a resource file that's used to build the application. For more information, see Version Information Editor.

Another way to insert a version number is with the VERSION module-definition statement.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Select the Configuration Properties > Linker > General property page.

  3. Modify the Version property.

To set this linker option programmatically

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC linker options