Salvete! I am writing a vb.net program to update the readme files for my applications. I want to extract the version number from other compiled applications. I want to read the version number from the executable, not from its uncompiled resources.
How can I do this in vb.net without using an external tool like reshacker?
(I found this link, but it is for another language.)
You can use a function like this to do it:
Private Function GetFileVersionInfo(ByVal filename As String) As Version Return Version.Parse(FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(filename).FileVersion) End Function