The AssemblyInfo.cs file generated by Visual Studio contains the following lines:
// Version information for an assembly consists of the
I was trying to auto-increment the build number by changing them like this:
However, when I looked at the properties dialog for my executable, the file version was "1.0.*".
This puzzled me until I came across Manfred Lange's (Manni on DotNet) very clear explanation of the difference between these attributes and how to use them effectively to auto-increment assembly version numbers. Worth a read.