How can you get the build/version number of your Android application?

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I need to figure out how to get or make a build number for my Android application. I need the build number to display in the UI.

Do I have to do something with AndroidManifest.xml?

asked 11 years ago

Correct Answer

If you're using the Gradle plugin/Android Studio, as of version 0.7.0, version code and version name are available statically in BuildConfig. Make sure you import your app's package, and not another BuildConfig:

import com.yourpackage.BuildConfig;
int versionCode = BuildConfig.VERSION_CODE;
String versionName = BuildConfig.VERSION_NAME;

No Context object needed!

Also make sure to specify them in your build.gradle file instead of the AndroidManifest.xml.

defaultConfig {
    versionCode 1
    versionName "1.0"
answered 1 year ago

Other Answer


try {
    PackageInfo pInfo = context.getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(context.getPackageName(), 0);
    String version = pInfo.versionName;
} catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {

And you can get the version code by using this

int verCode = pInfo.versionCode;
answered 11 years ago