Making it easy on your tester #fldev #windows8

I have found a way to make my tester’’s life a little easier. 

My and my tester are always going back and forth with which version the bug was in.   Usually it is something “today’s build” “yesterday’s build”. 

So I have decided to put the auto generated version number in a prominent place in the app. 

Also, before I check the solution into TFS I create a store package.  That increments the revision number.  The revision number is the 4th number in the version number.   

Currently that number shows in the auto generated “permissions” fly out. 

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To make it easier to identify the version I now place the Version number on the main page in an inconspicuous fashion.

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Here is the code to get the version number.

In the App.xaml.cs I make variables to store the formatted version. 

public static Package package = Package.Current;
public static PackageId packageId = package.Id;
public static string Revision = packageId.Version.Major.ToString() + "." + packageId.Version.Minor.ToString() + "." + packageId.Version.Build.ToString() + "." + packageId.Version.Revision.ToString();

Then in the Page I want to place the version number I add one line of code to add the text to a textblock called versionnumber

versionnumber.Text = App.Revision;

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