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Applied Microsoft® .NET Framework Programming by Jeffrey Richter

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Assembly Version Resource Information

When AL.exe or CSC.exe produces a PE file assembly, it also embeds into the PE file a standard Win32 Version resource. Users can examine this resource by viewing the file’s properties. Figure 2-4 shows the Version page of the JeffTypes.dll Properties dialog box.

Version tab of the JeffTypes.dll Properties dialog box

Figure 2-4. Version tab of the JeffTypes.dll Properties dialog box

In addition, you can use the resource editor in Visual Studio .NET, shown in Figure 2-5, to view/modify the version resource fields.

Resource editor in Visual Studio .NET

Figure 2-5. Resource editor in Visual Studio .NET

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