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.A File Extension

File TypeStatic Library

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CategoryDeveloper Files


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What is an A file?

Contains a library of functions and headers that may be referenced by a C/C++ source file; may contain only a few functions or may include an entire library of functions, such as a 3D modeling engine.

More Information

Using static libraries may result larger program files, but enables faster loading times compared to dynamic libraries.

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Programs that open A files
Updated 8/12/2010

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