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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;
using System.Windows.Forms;

using Common;

namespace OSVersionLibTest
{
	public class OSVersionLibTest
	{
		[STAThread]
		static void Main() 
		{
			try
			{
				OperatingSystemVersion os = OperatingSystemVersion.Current;

				MessageBox.Show(
					Environment.NewLine +
					"You are running:" +
					Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine +
					os.ToString() +
					Environment.NewLine,
					"OSVersionLibTest",
					MessageBoxButtons.OK,
					MessageBoxIcon.Information );
			}
			catch ( Exception x )
			{
				MessageBox.Show( x.ToString(), "Exception", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error );
			}
		}
	}
}

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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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