BuildVersionIncrement v2.1

Rating:        Based on 21 ratings
Reviewed:  19 reviews
Downloads: 48516
Change Set: 39660
Released: Feb 19, 2010
Updated: Feb 19, 2010 by pipelinecache
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Release Notes


  • Fix: Localization issues
  • Feature: Unmanaged C++ support
  • Feature: Multi-Monitor support
  • Feature: Global/Default settings
  • Fix: Delta date based increments
  • Feature: Increment after the build
  • Feature: Universal clock time stamps
  • Fix: Build error on certain types of projects.
  • Feature: Disable the increment completely
  • Feature: option to only increment on build or rebuilds
  • Fix: Addin not shown after (re)install
  • Fix: Commandline build
  • Fix: Failed to locate attributes when using spaces
  • Fix: Assembly relative file paths
  • Fix: Issues with XNA content project
  • Fix: Yogesh increment scheme

Reviews for this release

All that is needed to make this work in VS2012 is to alter the version number. Install for VS2010. Copy "BuildVersionIncrement.Addin" and "BuildVersionIncrement.dll" to a folder on your VS2012 AddIns path. Then edit "BuildVersionIncrement.Addin" and HostApplication.Version node to 11.0. That's all... it works fine.
by jamietre on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Downloaded, saw versions for VS08 and VS05, not VS10 or VS12. Followed feedback suggestion of editing Addin file to allow version "11.0" -- enabled addin in VS12 - addin crashes. Please update - this is a needed feature that MS missed.
by Taersious on Sep 27, 2013 at 6:46 PM
Worked perfectley for me on an english VS 2010 SP1 running on a german W7 x64, although I only used the "auto increment" and none of the date-features. Thank you very much for this feature. Can't understand why MS didn't offer a similar functionality... Delphi could this 15 years ago... ;-)
by pjoyeux on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM
it can't support vs2012. to hary10000:yours can run on vs2012(english) good;but not support vs2012(chinese).
by asine on Aug 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM
I cant tell about 2.1 Anyhow a great news for all using vs12!: It works on vs12 now! I've uploaded a patch check it here:
by hary10000 on Jul 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM
this is great for keeping my verions up to datem we just need a version for 2012 now :)
by sjnaughton on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM
It does what it should do, perfect for me.
by Yusago on May 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM
A perfect add-on provide real numbers for the version numbers which relate to dates and times of build. Well done to the author.
by KazMax on Jul 17, 2011 at 8:24 PM
My first time using the plugin and it works great so far. Baffling that this doesn't come "out of the box" with VS2008. My only qualm after 30 minutes of fiddling with it is that I got a VS warning when I did the first build saying that files were modified in memory (the AssemblyInfo.cs file) and should it ignore this in the future. Not a big deal...maybe it should be covered in the doc though.
by prefontaineman1 on Apr 14, 2011 at 3:42 PM
Could you please offer a release update, that contains change set 62509 (Global logging switch)? The logging of the latest release into the VS output window is really annoying. Nevertheless, great job! This nice add-in is a 'must have' one. Thanks!
by lexapilot on Mar 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM
Incredibly useful add-in.
by alexb17 on Feb 19, 2011 at 8:01 AM
This project is great time saver for the complex projects. I currently have 40+ projects and keeping versions in the sync is trivial with this tool.
by ibondy on Feb 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM
It's really a shame something of this nature isn't built into Visual Studio. When you're debugging a problem with a user, you don't want to have to guess at the number. The project gives tremendous flexibility with the version numbers and I personally think it's awesome.
by dbacher on Feb 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM
The best VisualStudio add-in ever. I'm using it since 2 years now and i can't life without it anymore :-D
by tmeckel on Feb 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Great add-in, works as described. Saves me from punching myself in the face every time I forget to increment the build number. My face thanks you.
by cjlittle on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Nice feature, especially when you can use Global Settings and apply to the multiple projects in the solution!
by ranjithvenkatesh on Feb 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM
Works as advertised. Why isnt this built into VS??
by akilhoffer on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:44 AM
Great and helpful.
by MetalFrog on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM
Using in MSVS 2010: Does what it says. It's best to only auto increment with a full rebuild, or Release Build since MSVS will only build changed assemblies. So if the version changes and the project is not built, you will recieve errors. This is a nice addin. Thank you for your great efforts. It saved me hours of incrementing the versions. Great Job!
by Maligui on Jul 31, 2010 at 12:16 PM