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.APPLICATION File Extension

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File TypeClickOnce Deployment Manifest File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategorySettings Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

Definition

File created for ClickOnce, a Microsoft framework used to deploy Windows applications over the Web; stores program deployment properties in an XML format, including name, version, description, deployment options, and dependencies; may also contain a digital signature.

More Information

APPLICATION files were designed to provide easy "one click" deployments of user-level Windows applications. They have a corresponding .APPREF-MS file that activates ClickOne for a program, which subsequently executes within the .NET framework in Windows.

Programs that open APPLICATION files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft .NET Framework
Updated 1/27/2010

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