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How do I find out the version of Aspose Words that I am using

Is there a way to find out the version of the software that I am using. How do find out the version of the software with out looking at the Aspose downloads section or the license file.


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Thanks for your inquiry. You can determine version of aspose.Word by doing the following.

For .NET: To check version of the library, right click on the dll, select Properties from the context menu, then select Version tab. You will see File version.

For Java: Unzip Aspose.Words.jar, open META-INF\ MANIFEST.MF file in notepad, you will see the following:

Manifest-Version: 1.0

Specification-Title: Aspose.Words for Java

Implementation-Title: Aspose.Words for Java

Specification-Version: 2.7.0

Implementation-Version: 2.7.0

Specification-Vendor: Aspose Pty Ltd

Implementation-Vendor: Aspose Pty Ltd

Copyright: Copyright 2003-2009 Aspose Pty Ltd

Highlighted is version of Aspose.Words.

Hope this helps.

Best regards.


How does one do so programmatically during runtime? I noticed that Aspose.Cells .NET/Java has this functionality using CellsHelper.GetVersion(). What about Aspose.Words .NET/Java?



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Thanks for your request. You can check version of the library programmatically. You can easily check version of .NET assembly using Reflection:

// Read assembly

Assembly asm = Assembly.LoadFile(@"C:\Temp\Aspose.Words.dll");

// Read name and version of the assembly.

Console.WriteLine("Assembly name: {0} ", asm.GetName().Name);

Console.WriteLine("Assembly version: {0} ", asm.GetName().Version);

Almost the same technique also works for Java. In Java, you can use java.util.jar.JarFile to read manifest info of jar file:

// Read jar file

java.util.jar.JarFile jar = new java.util.jar.JarFile("/tmp/Aspose.Words.jdk15.jar");

// Get manifest attributes

Map manifestAttributes = jar.getManifest().getMainAttributes();

// Get keys and values of manifest attributes

for(Object key : manifestAttributes.keySet() )

System.out.printf("%s\t\t%s\n", key, manifestAttributes.get(key));

This code returns the following:

Specification-Title Aspose.Words for Java
Implementation-Title Aspose.Words for Java
Specification-Vendor Aspose Pty Ltd
Specification-Version 3.1.1
Manifest-Version 1.0
Implementation-Version 3.1.1
Implementation-Vendor Aspose Pty Ltd
Copyright Copyright 2003-2009 Aspose Pty Ltd

Best regards,