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Easily Get and Compare OS Version Information

, 30 Mar 2010
A couple of classes to make checking the host OS version easy and error-free
osversion_demo1.zip
OSVersionDemo.exe
osversion_demo2.zip
OSVersionDemo.exe
OSVersion_demo3.zip
OSVersionDemo.exe
osversion_lib1.zip
Common.OSVersion.dll
osversion_lib2.zip
Common.OSVersion.dll
OSVersion_lib3.zip
Common.OSVersion.dll
osversion_src1.zip
OSVersion
OSVersionDemo
bin
Release
Common
Icons
Smiley.ico
OSVersionDemo.csproj.user
OSVersionLib
bin
Release
Common
OSVersionLib.csproj.user
OSVersionLib.Debug.FxCop
OSVersionLib.snk
OSVersionLibTest
bin
Release
OSVersionLibTest.csproj.user
osversion_src2.zip
Debug
Smiley.ico
obj
Debug
Refactor
temp
TempPE
Release
temp
TempPE
Debug
obj
Debug
temp
TempPE
Release
temp
TempPE
OSVersionLib.Debug.FxCop
OSVersionLib.snk
Debug
obj
Debug
temp
TempPE
Release
temp
TempPE
OSVersion_src3.zip
Smiley.ico
OSVersionLib.snk
using System.Reflection;
using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;

//
// General Information about an assembly is controlled through the following 
// set of attributes. Change these attribute values to modify the information
// associated with an assembly.
//
[assembly: AssemblyTitle("OSVersion Library Test")]
[assembly: AssemblyDescription("OSVersion Library Test")]
[assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("")]
[assembly: AssemblyCompany("Square One Software")]
[assembly: AssemblyProduct("OSVersionLibTest")]
[assembly: AssemblyCopyright("(c) 2005 Square One Software")]
[assembly: AssemblyTrademark("")]
[assembly: AssemblyCulture("")]		

//
// Version information for an assembly consists of the following four values:
//
//      Major Version
//      Minor Version 
//      Build Number
//      Revision
//
// You can specify all the values or you can default the Revision and Build Numbers 
// by using the '*' as shown below:

[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.*")]

//
// In order to sign your assembly you must specify a key to use. Refer to the 
// Microsoft .NET Framework documentation for more information on assembly signing.
//
// Use the attributes below to control which key is used for signing. 
//
// Notes: 
//   (*) If no key is specified, the assembly is not signed.
//   (*) KeyName refers to a key that has been installed in the Crypto Service
//       Provider (CSP) on your machine. KeyFile refers to a file which contains
//       a key.
//   (*) If the KeyFile and the KeyName values are both specified, the 
//       following processing occurs:
//       (1) If the KeyName can be found in the CSP, that key is used.
//       (2) If the KeyName does not exist and the KeyFile does exist, the key 
//           in the KeyFile is installed into the CSP and used.
//   (*) In order to create a KeyFile, you can use the sn.exe (Strong Name) utility.
//       When specifying the KeyFile, the location of the KeyFile should be
//       relative to the project output directory which is
//       %Project Directory%\obj\<configuration>. For example, if your KeyFile is
//       located in the project directory, you would specify the AssemblyKeyFile 
//       attribute as [assembly: AssemblyKeyFile("..\\..\\mykey.snk")]
//   (*) Delay Signing is an advanced option - see the Microsoft .NET Framework
//       documentation for more information on this.
//
[assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(false)]
[assembly: AssemblyKeyFile("")]
[assembly: AssemblyKeyName("")]

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Nicholas Butler

United Kingdom United Kingdom

I built my first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, on my 11th birthday in 1980.
In 1992, I completed my Computer Science degree and built my first PC.
I discovered C# and .NET 1.0 Beta 1 in late 2000 and loved them immediately.
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