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.APPLICATION File Extension

File TypeClickOnce Deployment Manifest File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.6 (15 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is an APPLICATION file?

File created for ClickOnce, a Microsoft framework used to deploy Windows applications over the Web; stores program deployment properties in an XML format, including name, version, description, deployment options, and dependencies; may also contain a digital signature.

More Information

APPLICATION files were designed to provide easy "one click" deployments of user-level Windows applications. They have a corresponding .APPREF-MS file that activates ClickOne for a program, which subsequently executes within the .NET framework in Windows.

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Programs that open APPLICATION files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Microsoft .NET Framework
Updated 1/27/2010

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