Any change in getting the OS version number for Windows Store Apps ? RRS feed

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  • I know in win8.0 we can not get the OS version number via interface for Metro. Since the Windows 8.1 will be GA, is there going to be any API to get the OS version?  In our company we collect bug reports and hope to know the OS version. I think this is definitely

    an common use case for most apps. why Microsoft refused to provide this API ???

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:34 AM


  • Hi wd0623,

    Welcome to MSDN forum!

    It's sadly that you couldn't get the OS version through WinRT APIs. This is by design.

    Please see this thread shown below:



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    • Marked as answer by wd0623 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:56 PM
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:52 AM

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