.WIDGET File Extension
File Type 1Yahoo! Widget
What is a WIDGET file?
Small program referred to as a "widget" that is run by the Yahoo! Widget Engine; formerly run within Konfabulator, which is now part of Yahoo!.
NOTE: Yahoo! Widgets has been discontinued and the website is no longer available. WIDGET files are saved in a .ZIP format and can be opened with any Zip decompression utility. Simply rename the file extension from ".widget" to ".zip" and extract the archive.
File Type 2HybridJava Widget
.WIDGET File Association 2
Widget created in HybridJava, a language that combines HTML and Java into a single syntax; contains a function that can be called from a .PAGE file; may include multiple "slots" that serve as different steps within the function.
HybridJava WIDGET files should be placed within the \widgets subdirectory on the Web server. HybridJava Compiler has been discontinued.
File Type 3Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget
.WIDGET File Association 3
HTML-based widget used by Windows Mobile, an operating system for PDAs, digital phones, and other mobile devices; contains an archive of files in a compressed Zip format; may store .HTML, .XML, .CSS, and .JS files, as well as other Web-based files.
WIDGET files are used for deploying small programs for capabilities such as weather and news reports, maps, and games.
NOTE: WIDGET files are actually .ZIP files that have been renamed with the ".widget" extension. Therefore, you can unpack them by renaming the file extension to ".zip" and decompressing them using any Zip-compatible decompression utility.