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<file_extension> Key

Associates a file name extension with a ProgID.

Registry Entry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes
   .ext = ProgID

Remarks

The information contained in the file name extension key is used by both the Windows Explorer and file monikers. GetClassFile uses the file name extension key to supply the associated CLSID.

The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes key corresponds to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key, which was retained for compatibility with earlier versions of COM.

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FileType
GetClassFile

 

 

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