.ALX File Extension

File Type 1

BlackBerry Application Loader XML File

Developer Research In Motion
4.3  |  10 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format XML

What is an ALX file?

File used by BlackBerry Desktop Manager, a program used for synchronizing and managing data for BlackBerry mobile devices; contains XML application description data, including name, ID, description, loader version, vendor, copyright, language, and file set; used for loading applications onto a BlackBerry smartphone.

More Information

You will most likely only encounter an Application Loader XML ALX file if you are downloading software on your computer and installing it on a BlackBerry device. To open the ALX file with BlackBerry Desktop Manager, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the software and extract the contents from the archive with a decompression utility, such as WinRar or Corel WinZip.
  2. Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager, then connect your BlackBerry device to the computer.
  3. Select "Application Loader" after you connect the device, and click Start under "Add / Remove Applications."
  4. Click Browse to find the software you want to install, select the ALX file, and click Open.
  5. Select "Next," then click "Finish."

NOTE: ALX files may be generated using BlackBerry software or by using a text editor.

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Programs that open ALX files

RIM BlackBerry Java Development Environment
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers with RIM BlackBerry JDE plug-in
RIM BlackBerry Java Development Environment
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers with RIM BlackBerry JDE Plug-in
RIM BlackBerry Java Development Environment
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers with RIM BlackBerry JDE plug-in
Updated May 13, 2020
File Type 2

ActiveX Layout Control File

Developer Microsoft
3.5  |  12 Votes
Category Web Files
Format Text

File used by ActiveX, a technology used to create interactive Web content within browsers; contains HTML components that are inserted into Web pages; used for typically linked within HTML code using a <PARAM> tag within an <OBJECT> group.

Programs that open ALX files

Updated January 6, 2010
File Type 3

Alpha Five Library Index File

Developer Alpha Software
3.0  |  2 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format N/A

Index utilized by Alpha Five, an IDE for Web application developers; created with .ADB, .ALB, and .ALM files as a database for tables, sets, and other objects that make up the application; contains index data referenced by Alpha Five to find a script, operation, function, setting, etc. that is stored in the data dictionary (which consists of .DDD, .DDM, and .DDX files).

More Information

ALX files are saved as part of an overall Alpha Five developer library database. They may be reused in other Alpha Five applications. To attach a library to a database, select the "Libraries" tab within the "Database Properties" window.

NOTE: In 2013, Alpha Five became Alpha Anywhere.

Common ALX Filenames

[Name of your database].alx - When a database is created, the ALX file will be created with the same name as your database.

Programs that open or reference ALX files

Updated December 23, 2013

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