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C# code for the properties that can retrieve the version embedded in the executable:
class Program
private string executableVersion = null;
private string ExecutableVersion
if (executableVersion == null)
Assembly assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
string assemblyName = assembly.GetName().Name;
// "Properties" is required since it is located in the
// Properties folder of the project and was thusly embedded
// as such.
string filepath = assemblyName + @".Properties.executable.version";
string[] names = assembly.GetManifestResourceNames();
var stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(filepath);
if (stream == null)
throw new Exception(String.Format("Could not get resource-stream with name [{0}] for version content from assembly [{1}]. Available: {2}", filepath, assembly.FullName, String.Join(",", names)));
TextReader tr = new StreamReader(stream);
executableVersion = tr.ReadToEnd().Trim();
return executableVersion;
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