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jmm 07-29-2004 06:30 PM

Way to set VB6 project version to
The main justification for our group to use VBP is to automatically set the File Version in our group's VB6, VC6 & VS.Net automated builds. It does that job very well. I had planned to use a versioning scheme with 4 chunks:


This works (by default) for all source types but VB6. E.G., if I set the Project Version to, the resulting VB6 file version is In the VB6 IDE, the Project's Make property only shows 3 version number "chunks". Is there a way around this using VBP? Or will I have to use a 3-chunk scheme?


kinook 07-30-2004 06:45 AM

That is a limitation of VB6 that VBP does not try to work around. You might be able to use something like StampVer [1], which can modify the version info resource in a compiled executable, to hack around this. But then you'd also have to hack around it in your VB code to retrieve that extra version field. It seems better to use a 3-field format for VB applications, or, depending on how large of numbers you use, you might be able to combine, say sr*1000+build into the revision field and extract it out when showing to the user in the VB app.

[1] (although the web site is not currently responsive)

ambalboa 06-25-2007 04:35 PM

So if I understand you correctly, the version number can only be 3 digits, as in 1.2.3, for a vb6 project. My question is this: How big can each number grow before it becomes a problem or error? Would a version number like 1.2.999, the next time it's incremented, turn to 1.3.0 automatically? Does one number at a certain point increment the other numbers, and if so, when?

I am able to increment and set the version number for an executable file, but I don't know if I should worry about it reaching a value to where it won't work. Thank you.

kinook 06-25-2007 05:00 PM

It appears that the VB6 version limits are 9999.9999.9999

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