(PRWEB) March 28, 2013
File extension CONFIG, EXP, and FRM are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is a developer file type. Taking into account that the developer file type contains various data for creating software applications, programs for the web etc, and that such files can be opened using a variety of different applications, Avanquest recently published recommendations on the main types of software to open these file extensions.
File extension CONFIG stores configuration data which is used by a wide variety of applications. The purpose of the file is to provide settings and preferences for running software applications.
File extension EXP is commonly referred to as a symbols export file and contains symbols which describe a software application’s data and functions. EXP files are used by compilers which developers use to link application data with other programs.
File extension FRM is used with Microsoft Visual Basic which is a developer application. FRM files contain text which is used for creating forms in a visual basic project.
There are a variety of software applications Avanquest recommends for opening and editing CONFIG, EXP, and FRM files. The best way is to use the program that created the files. Alternative applications can also be recommended to open and view their contents. The following software applications, both native and non-native to the extension, open CONFIG, EXP, and FRM files.
Visual Studio 2012: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 opens CONFIG, EXP, and FRM file extensions. Visual Studio is a developer application which provides a way to build multi-tier apps for the web and various devices. Visual Studio 2012 is available as a paid download on the Microsoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Visual Basic 6: Microsoft Visual Basic 6 can be used to open FRM files. It is a developer application used to build and extend the capabilities of web applications and software designed for use on various devices. Visual Basic 6 is available as a paid download on the Microsoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Xcode: Xcode is an integrated developer environment by Apple which is used to create apps for Mac PCs, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode is available as an unpaid standalone application on the Apple website and is compatible with Mac PCs.
CodeWarrior: File extension EXP, CONFIG, and FRM can be opened using Code Warrior Development Studio which is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) available as a trial version on the Freescale website. CodeWarrior is compatible with Windows and the Linux operating system.
Any Text Editor: Since developer file types are typically in a plain text format, the contents can be opened and viewed using any text editing program. For a Windows-based PC, CONFIG, EXP, and FRM files can be opened with WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or MacVim are recommended. For the Linux operating system, AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim can be used.
These are some of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open developer file extension CONFIG, EXP, and FRM. If the extensions are associated with a different file type, there are a variety of other software applications in the file extension database that will open these extensions as well.