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.DEX File Extension

File Type 1Dalvik Executable File

DeveloperGoogle
Popularity
4.0 (73 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

What is a DEX file?

Executable file format that contains compiled code written for Android, Google's Linux-based mobile phone platform; technically referred to as a "Dalvik Executable," and can be interpreted by the Dalvik virtual machine.

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DEX files can be created manually or by automatically translating compiled Java programs. Multiple DEX files are zipped into a single .APK package, which serves as the final Android application file.

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Programs that open DEX files
Updated 12/10/2008

File Type 2Disketch Project File

DeveloperNCH Software
Popularity
3.3 (10 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.DEX File Association 2

Disc label project created by Disketch label design software; saves the layout for a CD or DVD and can include text and imported images; may be printed with a standard printer or a printer that supports disc labels.

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Disketch now uses the .DEPROJ extension for disc label projects. The DEX format is deprecated but can still be opened by current versions of Disketch.

Programs that open DEX files
Windows
NCH Disketch
Updated 9/13/2012

File Type 3Excel Spreadsheet

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.1 (14 Votes)
CategorySpreadsheet Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.DEX File Association 3

Spreadsheet or group of spreadsheets created by MS Excel; contains data formatted in cells, which are organized into rows and columns.

More Information

The .XLS extension is much more commonly used for Excel files.

Programs that open DEX files
Updated 3/5/2007

File Type 4DEXIS Digital X-ray File

DeveloperDEXIS
Popularity
3.0 (12 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

.DEX File Association 4

X-ray image saved in the proprietary X-ray format; used by the DEXIS Digital X-ray system for dental imaging; captures dental radiographs and saves them in a digital format.

More Information

DEXIS was acquired by Danaher Corporation in 2005.

Programs that open DEX files
Windows
DEXIS DEXview
Updated 3/5/2007

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