1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 23, 2012 1:27 PM by darren_st

    What is the best way to find what version of PDF Reader from Adobe is installed on a windows OS?

    nikhilfpt

      Hi,

       

      I am developing a .Net App in which i want to find which version of PDF Reader from Adobe is installed on an Windows OS.

       

      It can be any of the software

       

      Adobe Reader

      Adobe Acrobat X Pro

       

      or any other.

       

      How to find out?

        • 1. Re: What is the best way to find what version of PDF Reader from Adobe is installed on a windows OS?
          darren_st Level 1

          The best way would be to find and query the AcroRd32.exe executable. The file version information is stored in the executable itself.

           

          There are lots of places in the registry that you could also potentially access relevant information.

           

          For example the uninstall string:

           

          HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

           

          Contains a string that you could use to search for the application version.

           

           

          How you would do this in .NET I'm not sure but you would use some kind of text search command to search for the relevant text and then use "if exists" condition.