recently I’ve got the task to read AssemblyVersion value from the AccemblyInfo.cs file in the cmd batch script
This can be easily solved using PowerShell but requires signed PS script (or PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command )
however the same can be done using windows cmd batch file. Please find command below
for /F delims^=^"^ tokens^=2 %%a in ('findstr AssemblyVersion properties\AssemblyInfo.cs') do set version=%%~a
for /F in starts string parsing
findstr AssemblyVersion properties\AssemblyInfo.cs finds line from the AssemblyInfo.cs file with
AssemblyVersion in it.
delims^=^"^ defines double quotes to be delimiter for string that is going to be parsed
tokens^=2 configures for to take second delimiter in the string is going to be parsed
do set version=%%~a sets version variable to the string found by for.
%%~a removes double quotes if
%%a has the value with double quotes around
findstr result is the string like
for parses the line that has been found by
findstr and uses double quotes as delimter.
It returns set of values like below
tokens^=2 instructs for to get second token from the set of values.
and here we are -
%version% variable contains value between
[assembly: AssemblyVersion( and
)] from the AssemblyInfo.cs file