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.APPLICATION File Extension

File TypeClickOnce Deployment Manifest File

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

What is a APPLICATION file?

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.

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

.APPLICATION Extension Information

This page contains information about the file extension APPLICATION and its known file associations. Our goal is to help you understand what a *.application file is and how to open it.

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