Information about the .application (application) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .application (application) file type.

ClickOnce application manifest file.

A .application file is an XML style file which contains an application manifest. This is used when installing an application built on the .NET framework, as the manifest contains references to everything required to install the application.

If ClickOnce has been installed on the local computer then the application can be installed by simply clicking on the .application manifest file. Otherwise there should be a setup.exe installer application with the .application file (in the same folder) which can instead to used to install the application.

cf .appref-ms, .deploy

The following links provide further information related to the .application file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .application files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .application. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.