Detecting the version of an ActiveX IE Browser plugin

January 6, 2009 18 Comments by Richard

One of the trickiest tasks with any browser plugin is to detect if the installed plugin is the version that you need. This is made particularly difficult because there are multiple browsers and multiple browser types. During my research I looked over the default installer that Microsoft ships with Silverlight and found a very simple solution to the Internet Explorer half of this problem.

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