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.DSW File Extension

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File TypeVisual C++ 6 Workspace File

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


Contains user workspace settings for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 development software; saves the current state of the interface by recording the size and position of open windows and palettes; can be loaded at a later time to resort back to the saved interface.

More Information

NOTE: Microsoft Visual C++ is now included as part of Microsoft Visual Studio.

Programs that open DSW files
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Updated 3/10/2008

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