In Delphi XE2, the “Auto Increment build number” of Version Information is changed to Auto generate build number, replace Release and Build part with random numbers which is actually a time stamp of the time it’s generated.
I coded this little utility for my purpose, because I need/like an auto increment build number as a simple mean to track the build number, not some numbers that “look” random.
1. Readying verinfo.exe
VerInfo is trying to help to do Auto Increment build number in Delphi XE2.
First download and copy “verinfo.exe” to your path, find download link below, for easy access to VerInfo it’s good idea to add it to IDE Tools:
2. Create RC file
Create Version Information Resource script either using text editor, or better yet, launch VerInfo and fill the form:
Then save the RC file to your project folder, the same folder as .dpr file, with an easy to recognize name, I usually name it <ProjectName>Ver.rc, eg: SLauncherVer.rc for my SLauncher program. For this example, here on, we use SLauncher project.
VerInfo uses and produces minimal Version Info RC file, eg:
// verinfo100-indrayn.com // autoincbuild: 1 // autoincrelease: 0 VS_VERSION_INFO VERSIONINFO FILEVERSION 1,0,0,108 PRODUCTVERSION 1,0,0,1 FILEFLAGSMASK 0x3fL #ifdef _DEBUG FILEFLAGS 0x9L #else FILEFLAGS 0x8L #endif FILEOS 0x4L FILETYPE 0x1L FILESUBTYPE 0x0L BEGIN BLOCK "StringFileInfo" BEGIN BLOCK "040904b0" BEGIN VALUE "CompanyName", "indrayn.com\000" VALUE "FileDescription", "File macem-macem\000" VALUE "FileVersion", "220.127.116.11\000" VALUE "InternalName", "macem2.exe\000" VALUE "LegalCopyright", "Copyright 2012 dewa indrayana\000" VALUE "LegalTrademark", "\000" VALUE "OriginalFilename", "macem2.exe\000" VALUE "ProductName", "macem2\000" VALUE "ProductVersion", "18.104.22.168\000" VALUE "Comments", "good good\000" END END BLOCK "VarFileInfo" BEGIN VALUE "Translation", 0x409, 1200 END END
3. Add RC file to project
After we have SLauncherVer.rc, we need to add this file to our project:
- Right-Click on SLauncher project, choose [Add], [Resource file (*.rc)] file type, select SLauncherVer.rc
- SLauncherVer.rc will be added to project
- and Delphi will edit Project source and add the needed line.
Next, we need to update the Project Option:
- Uncheck the “Include version information in project”
- Add command “verinfo” to “Pre-build events”, to increment File Version build number in SLauncherVer.rc
- we will add “verinfo $(INPUTDIR)SLauncherVer.rc /update”
v0.7.2.21 – October 2012
- first public release