Way to reference the assembly version in a deployment

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29 Jun, 2015 04:57 PM

Is there a way to reference the actual assembly version in a deployment? I've tried $(assembly_version), but that did not produce a result. I know I can reference other environment variables like the appveyor build version, but in my case this would differ from the assembly version. The deployment I'm using is Github Releases.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Jun, 2015 12:46 AM

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    There is no such functionality built in, but as an idea you can have a simple PowerShell line using Assembly class to load assembly and read its version.

    - Feodor

  2. 2 Posted by chris on 30 Jun, 2015 02:15 PM

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. This seems to cover it pretty well http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3267009/get-file-version-and-ass... .... and then this discussion seems to cover the rest http://help.appveyor.com/discussions/questions/1353-semantic-versio... .

  3. 3 Posted by chris on 30 Jun, 2015 02:45 PM

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    my final after-build script for those interested:

    $exists = Test-Path "src/myProject/bin/Release/myProject.dll"
        $aav  = ls src/myProject/bin/Release/myProject.dll | % versioninfo
        Set-AppveyorBuildVariable -Name "my_assembly_version" -Value $aav.ProductVersion

    And then simply reference the $(my_assembly_version) variable in both the Tag and Release name text boxes. Thanks again for the help!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Jun, 2015 03:00 PM

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    Elegant solution! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:57 AM.

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