it is possible to show the Versions Number from a SharePoint Site on the Site like a footer?

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You could have a user control which display the BuildVersion of the farm, and show this within your MasterPage in the right place.

The BuildVersion property:


Creating User Controls for SharePoint:


  • Thanks for your answer. But is there also a no code solution for this problem? like [Version] or something else?
    – LaPhi
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 8:19
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    Nope, I don't think so.
    – Andy Burns
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 12:00
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    Yeah, don't think there is. The user control could be dead simple, though - your basic ASCX with something like this in: <% Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Local.BuildVersion.ToString(); %> - no need for any assemblies, just the ASCX deployed to the CONTROLTEMPLATES directory (although I'm not yet sure how sandboxable this is).
    – James Love
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 12:03
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    hmm, you might get trouble with permissions fetching farm properties with a regular user, so remember to test if this work without elevation. Commented May 10, 2011 at 12:43
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    Good point there, +1
    – James Love
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 12:54

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