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File Types Management in Deployment

The File Types Editor is used to establish file associations on the target computer, by associating file extensions with your application and specifying the actions allowed for each file type.

When you select any file type or action in the File Types Editor, any related properties are displayed and can be edited in the Properties window.

Most items in the File Types Editor can be moved between nodes via dragging with the mouse or via the Cut and Paste commands on the Edit menu.

The following topics describe tasks that can be accomplished in the File Types Editor.

In This Section

Adding and Deleting Document Types and Associated File Extensions in the File Types Editor
Describes how to specify file associations for your application on a target computer.
Adding and Deleting Actions in the File Types Editor
Explains how to specify actions for file associations on a target computer.
Specifying a Default Action in the File Types Editor
Describes how to specify a default action for a file association on a target computer.
Changing the Display Order of Actions in the File Types Editor
Describes how to determine the order in which verbs will be displayed.

Related Sections

Properties for the File Types Editor
Describes properties available in the File Types Editor.
Opening the Deployment Editors
Explains how to open the deployment editors.
File Installation Management in Deployment
Describes the File System Editor, which allows you to add project outputs, files, and other items to a deployment project and specify where they will be installed on the target computer.
Registry Settings Management in Deployment
Describes the Registry Editor, which allows you to specify registry keys and values to be added to the registry of the target computer.
User Interface Management in Deployment
Describes the User Interface Editor, which can be used to specify and set properties for predefined dialog boxes that are displayed during installation on the target computer.
Custom Actions Management in Deployment
Describes the Custom Actions Editor, which allows you to specify additional actions to be performed on the target computer at the end of an installation.
Launch Condition Management in Deployment
Describes the Launch Conditions Editor, which allows you to specify conditions that must be met in order to successfully run an installation.
What's New in Deployment
Describes new features related to setup and deployment.
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