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File Type 1ActionScript Byte Code File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
4.1 (23 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Encoded file created by the Flash compiler when compiling ActionScript scripts (.AS files); contains bytecode for the script, which is compiled code that is readable and executable by the ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM or AVM2); often dynamically generated by the runtime compiler, so the user may not ever see the ABC file.

More Information

ABC files are created in a format known as the "abcFile structure." This structure is comprised of primitive data, structured data, and arrays. Primitive data include integers and floating point numbers, while structured data includes an executable code block with its constant data, type descriptors, code, and metadata. Arrays are comprised of both primitive and structured data.

NOTE: The ActionScript Virtual Machine is included with Adobe programs such as Flash and Flash Player. However, ABC files are only meant to be run by the virtual machine, not edited with these programs.

Programs that open ABC files
Windows
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Adobe Flash Player 22
Mac
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Adobe Flash Player 22
Updated 8/23/2010

File Type 2Micrografx ABC FlowCharter 6 File

DeveloperiGrafx
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Flowchart created with Micrografx ABC FlowCharter 6; can contain maps, diagrams, charts, and spreadsheets; used for business process analysis and modeling; designed to help organizations model and improve business processes.

More Information

NOTE: Micrografx ABC FlowCharter is now iGrafx FlowCharter. Recent versions of iGrafx FlowCharter can still open ABC files.

Programs that open ABC files
Windows
iGrafx FlowCharter
iGrafx Process
Updated 8/31/2011

File Type 3ABC Source File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.8 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Program source code written in the ABC programming language; originally intended as a replacement for the BASIC language.

Programs that open ABC files
Windows
ABC compiler
Mac
ABC compiler
Updated 11/1/2013

File Type 4ABC Music Notation

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Music file created in the ABC musical notation language, which stores the composition in a plain text ASCII format; can be translated and laid out in an actual score and also played back using an ABC-compatible application.

More Information

ABC files can be converted to the MusicXML format using the Web service called Abc2xml. This service is also used by MuseScore for importing ABC files (as a preinstalled plugin). You can import ABC files in MuseScore by selecting Plugins → ABC Import.

Programs that open ABC files
Windows
MuseScore
Myriad Melody Assistant
Myriad Harmony Assistant
TablEdit
Mac
MuseScore
Myriad Melody Assistant
Myriad Harmony Assistant
Linux
MuseScore
Myriad Melody Assistant
Myriad Harmony Assistant
Web
Abc2xml
Updated 8/24/2015

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