Auto Incrementing Version Number for a C# Project in Visual Studio

The version number for a .NET Application (c#) will generally contains the following

  • Major version
  • Minor version
  • Build number
  • Revision

This is generally specified in the “AssemblyInfo.cs” file in your project via the attribute

"["assembly: AssemblyVersion("")]"

For the correct version number, you would specify all the values. The other option is to default the last two parts i.e. Build Number and the Version Number by using the symbol “asterisk”.

The default value would be a kind of Auto Incrementing Version Number for a C# Application in Visual Studio.

Eg :


In the above example, the build and revision number is default

Note that the revision number when set to default will be random.