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Retreive the version number from Assembly in Windows Phone 7

Have you tried retreiving the version number from the current Assembly  in Windows Phone 7?

You might get the Assembly version in .NET something like this

Version assemblyVersion = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetName().Version;

From the above assembly snippet , we get the Major , Minor , Build and Revision from the assemblyVersion .

But when you try the same code snippet in Windows Phone 7 , you might get an exception .

Here’s another alternative way to retreive the version number from the current Assembly in Windows Phone 7.

var CurrentAssembly = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName;
string VersionNumber = "Version=  " + CurrentAssembly.Split('=')[1].Split(',')[0];

This should display the version number . Note that i have used the Coding4fun AboutPromt Control as shown in the screenshot below to display the version number from Assembly in Windows Phone 7.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.