Which version of .NET Framework is installed

Although it’s pretty easy to see which version of .NET Core is installed, it’s not quite so easy with .NET Framework. Microsoft provides this solution:

using System;
using Microsoft.Win32;

public class GetDotNetVersion
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Get45PlusFromRegistry();
   }

   private static void Get45PlusFromRegistry()
   {
      const string subkey = @"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full\";

      using (var ndpKey = RegistryKey.OpenBaseKey(RegistryHive.LocalMachine, RegistryView.Registry32).OpenSubKey(subkey))
      {
        if (ndpKey != null && ndpKey.GetValue("Release") != null) {
            Console.WriteLine($".NET Framework Version: {CheckFor45PlusVersion((int) ndpKey.GetValue("Release"))}");
        }
         else {
            Console.WriteLine(".NET Framework Version 4.5 or later is not detected.");
         }
      }

      // Checking the version using >= enables forward compatibility.
      string CheckFor45PlusVersion(int releaseKey)
      {
         if (releaseKey >= 528040)
            return "4.8 or later";
         if (releaseKey >= 461808)
            return "4.7.2";
         if (releaseKey >= 461308)
            return "4.7.1";
         if (releaseKey >= 460798)
            return "4.7";
         if (releaseKey >= 394802)
            return "4.6.2";
         if (releaseKey >= 394254)
            return "4.6.1";
         if (releaseKey >= 393295)
            return "4.6";
         if (releaseKey >= 379893)
            return "4.5.2";
         if (releaseKey >= 378675)
            return "4.5.1";
         if (releaseKey >= 378389)
            return "4.5";
         // This code should never execute. A non-null release key should mean
         // that 4.5 or later is installed.
         return "No 4.5 or later version detected";
      }
   }
}
// This example displays output like the following:
//       .NET Framework Version: 4.6.1