With this component you can read the version information from a file. The version
information ressource has to conform to the Microsoft standard for version information
because the component uses the Windows API to read them. So there is no possibility
to read other formats but in most cases it should do the job.
You can find a demonstration in the package which shows two ways how you can use the component.
ApFileVersionInformation (90.0 KiB, 354 hits) (Supports Delphi 7-XE)
If you need a more flexible solution you can have a look at
Version Information Manipulator Library.
With this library it should be possible to read all version information ressources even
such that do not conform to Microsoft standard.