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File Type 1XACT Project

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Project created with the Microsoft Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT); saved in a text format and contains the intermediate form of the information produced by XACT; includes complete descriptions of wave banks (.XWB files), sound banks (.XSB files), and global settings (.XGS files).

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XAP files can be opened and viewed in a text editor, but they should not be edited manually. Instead, project files should only be modified with XACT.

Program(s) that open .XAP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft XACT
Updated 7/16/2009

File Type 2Silverlight Application Package

DeveloperMicrosoft
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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

Application package originally created for Microsoft Silverlight (a Web browser plug-in enabling rich media content) but now also used for Windows Phone 7 mobile applications; includes a .XAML file named AppManifest.xaml and may include .DLL files reference by the software; stored in the .ZIP format.

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XAP files are commonly used for distributing Windows Phone 7 applications.

Program(s) that open .XAP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Web browser
with Microsoft Silverlight plugin
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Web browser
with Microsoft Silverlight plugin
Windows Phone LogoWindows Phone
Microsoft Windows Phone
Updated 9/23/2011