i downloaded the sample project they had on that page, and I think I figured out how they implemented the versioning, and it has nothing to do with using a "version.h" file in any way. (btw, I found this article
, which seems to be an updated version of the one you linked to.)
basically, I had to add a block to my .rc file with the info, and then re-compile and now I have the info I want. I just have to customize it a bit further and then I'll be good to go.
in case anyone else is looking for this info, I found Microsoft's guide on this here:
this site also has a good article:
Thanks so much, Inigoesdr, for getting me on the right track!