Cannot get versionName from AndroidManifest.xml?

By | June 3, 2017

If you are running code like this:

try {
    PackageInfo myInfo = getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(getPackageName(),0);
    versionName = myInfo.versionName;
    verCode = myInfo.versionCode;
} catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {

TextView myText = (TextView)findViewById(;
myText.setText(versionName + " - " + verCode);

but the output is not what you are expecting, the chances are you are using gradle to build your project. In fact, I can probably guarantee it. Look in your gradle file and you should see the values being pulled from there.

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