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.WIDGET File Extension

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File Type 1Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.4 (14 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryExecutable Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

HTML-based widget used by Windows Mobile, an operating system for PDAs, digital phones, and other mobile devices; contains an archive of files in a compressed Zip format; may store .HTML, .XML, .CSS, and .JS files, as well as other Web-based files.

More Information

WIDGET files are used for deploying small programs for capabilities such as weather and news reports, maps, and games.

NOTE: WIDGET files are actually .ZIP files that have been renamed with the ".widget" extension. Therefore, you can unpack them by renaming the file extension to ".zip" and decompressing them using any Zip-compatible decompression utility.

Programs that open WIDGET files
Windows
Microsoft Windows Mobile SDK
Microsoft Visual Studio with Windows Mobile Developer Tool Kit plug-in
Updated 7/15/2010

File Type 2HybridJava Widget

DeveloperHybridServerPages Group
Popularity
3.7 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryWeb 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

Widget created in HybridJava, a language that combines HTML and Java into a single syntax; contains a function that can be called from a .PAGE file; may include multiple "slots" that serve as different steps within the function.

More Information

HybridJava WIDGET files should be placed within the \widgets subdirectory on the Web server. HybridJava Compiler has been discontinued.

Programs that open WIDGET files
Windows
HybridJava Compiler
Text editor
Mac
HybridJava Compiler
Text editor
Linux
HybridJava Compiler
Text editor
Updated 11/13/2015

File Type 3Yahoo! Widget

DeveloperYahoo!
Popularity
3.6 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryExecutable Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

Small program referred to as a "widget" that is run by the Yahoo! Widget Engine; formerly run within Konfabulator, which is now part of Yahoo!

More Information

NOTE: Yahoo! Widgets has been discontinued and the website is no longer available. WIDGET files are saved in a .ZIP format and can be opened with any Zip decompression utility. Simply rename the file extension from ".widget" to ".zip" and extract the archive.

Programs that open WIDGET files
Windows
7-Zip
Corel WinZip 20
Mac
The Unarchiver
Apple Archive Utility
Updated 6/23/2014

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