.DEX File Extension
File Type 1Dalvik Executable File
What is a DEX file?
A DEX file is an executable file saved in a format that contains compiled code written for Android, Google's Linux-based mobile phone platform. It is technically referred to as a "Dalvik Executable," and can be interpreted by the Dalvik virtual machine.
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.
File Type 2Excel Spreadsheet
.DEX File Association 2
Spreadsheet or group of spreadsheets created by MS Excel; contains data formatted in cells, which are organized into rows and columns.
The .XLS extension is much more commonly used for Excel files.
File Type 3Disketch Project File
.DEX File Association 3
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.
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.
File Type 4DEXIS Digital X-ray File
.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.
DEXIS was acquired by Danaher Corporation in 2005.