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Open Config File

File type: Microsoft?s NET Application Configuration Information, CRiSP Harvest file, Rockbox Configuration File, WatchDirectory Task Information, Pro/ENGINEER configuration, DataFlex configuration file and the Delphi project configuration


The CONFIG file extension is most commonly used in program configuration files. The file extension is utilized for server processes, Operating System settings as well as user applications.

The .config file extension is used by various programs such as the Microsoft's NET Application primarily for the purpose of creating configurable applications. This file can be utilized by a number of applications with the NET framework as its basis.

The configuration application is most useful when there is a need to save a number of settings in just a single element; thus eliminating naming conflicts as well as making the work simpler when working with a number of configurations.

The .config file extension, when used by the application, is also helpful when the application has a reference to numerous DLLs that are able to read the configuration information. With the file extension, a Section Group can be set up to create a group consisting of two or more section elements.


Detailed information 


Category: Text files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition, Microsoft?s NET, CRiSP, Rockbox, WatchDirectory, Pro/ENGINEER, DataFlex, Delphi
Open with Linux: CRiSP, Rockbox, WatchDirectory, Pro/ENGINEER, DataFlex, Delphi
Other programs that make use of the .config file extension include CRiSP as a Harvest file, Rockbox as a Configuration File, WatchDirectory as a Task Information file, Pro/ENGINEER and DataFlex as a configuration file, and Delphi as a project configuration file.
Usually, the file will have a similar root name with the application it refers to. For example, the file may present itself as exe.[resource ID].config. To identify the program using the file extension, the file's date and time as well as the location of the file can direct the user to what program actually created the file.
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