Android: Retrieve "version name" from AndroidManifest.xml

I was getting sick of updating the version number on multiple places in my app when releasing updates; "About" screen, "version" variable and then in the Android manifest.

Since the application manifest already had android:versionName, why not use it?

try {
MyActivity.GAME_VERSION = getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(this.getPackageName(), 0).versionName;
catch (NameNotFoundException e) {
// I don't think this ever happens, but let me know if it does!
MyActivity.GAME_VERSION = "0.00";

So easy, should have looked it up earlier!

Now I'm laughing at version changes!


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