AssemblyInfo 1.0.* ->

Wed, August 3, 2005, 09:24 AM under Whidbey | VisualStudio
In VS2005 the version number does not default to "1.0.*" like it does with VS.NET 2003. Instead it starts off with more sensible "". You can check this for yourself by examining the AssemblyInfo file (or through the project properties and the "Assembly Information" button).

However, I would prefer a checkbox on the dialog (or a wildcard character in the file) that would result in auto-incrementing the revision part of the version. This is exactly what VS2005 offers for ClickOnce application and you can see that for yourselves by navigating to the "Publish" of the project properties dialog ("Automatically increment revision with each publish").

To be perfectly honest, what I would really like is to pass to the AssemblyVersion attribute the following parameter "1.0.*.0". I would then expect the build part of the version number to increment by one every day as it does now, to indicate the number of days since January 1st 2000. Alas, we cannot add anything after the *... maybe in Orcas!