Confusion and Spectacular Outbursts: Checking Visual Studio Version with Command Prompt
Command Prompt: The Enigma of Windows
If you’re a software savant or a tech titan, you’ve probably dabbled in Command Prompt, also known as cmd, the mysterious command-line interpreter of Windows. It’s a perplexing tool that allows system admins and advanced users to execute commands even without a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Unveiling the Command Prompt
Discovering Command Prompt is like climbing a mountain for some, but here’s how to open it in three different ways:
- Using the Run Dialog Box: Push the Windows + R buttons and command “cmd”.
- Using the Start Menu: Search for “Command Prompt” and click it in the menu.
- Using File Explorer: Right-click on any folder location and select “Open command prompt here”.
The Visual Studio Hunt Begins
Visual Studio is the popular IDE used by software developers to create applications. However, different versions of Visual Studio have been released over time, so knowing which version you’re using is crucial for efficiency. Thankfully, checking the version in Command Prompt is a breeze, and here’s how:
- Command “regedit” in the Command Prompt and hit “Enter”. This will launch the Windows Registry editor.
- Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio” in the registry. The version of Visual Studio exists in this location.
- Find the specific version you want to examine. Each Visual Studio release has its own unique number identification.
- Double-click on the version key to unveil the exact version number.
Command Prompt Has Spoken!
That’s all there is to it! Checking the Visual Studio version using Command Prompt is an easy and straightforward process that requires a few clicks and no fancy programming chops. Knowing your Visual Studio version guarantees that you’re using the right tools and features when building software.