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DevForce release notes

Last modified on August 15, 2012 17:20

DevForce uses a four-digit versioning system. e.g. Each digit indicates something specific, and in case you're curious, here is how it works:

  • The first digit, e.g., is only changed when the DevForce product name changes. This typically coincides with major .Net releases.
  • The second digit, e.g., indicates a major DevForce improvement.  
  • The third digit e.g., indicates a typical DevForce release. You should expect to see a new release approximately every seven weeks that provides new functionality and bug fixes.
  • The fourth digit e.g., indicates an emergency patch. Emergency patches are extremely rare, which is why almost all of our versions are only three-digits long.

We encourage you to upgrade DevForce to the latest version. The Installation Guide and Release Notes provide detailed information about the versions and what steps (if any) you need to take to upgrade your software.

Determining your version

Not sure what build you are currently using? Don't fret. There are a few methods you can use to find out.

In Visual Studio

You can view the version number by examining the property sheet of any referenced IdeaBlade assembly.

  1. Open the Solution Explorer [Ctrl+W+S].
  2. Open the References folder of your Model or UI project (VB developers must click the Show All button first).
  3. Select an IdeaBlade assembly.
  4. Open its property sheet [Ctrl+W+P].
  5. Examine the Version property near the bottom.


Outside Visual Studio

From the Windows Start menu, the DevForce version is shown on the shortcut:


You can also examine the DevForce assemblies in the installation directory which is typically located at C:\Program Files\IdeaBlade DevForce 2010.

Hover the mouse over IdeaBlade.EntityModel.dll


In a deployed application

The log file generated when your application runs, typically called Debuglog.xml, also contains the version of DevForce in use:


Created by DevForce on December 14, 2010 12:47

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