.APPREF-MS File Extension

Application Reference File

General Information

Title APPREF-MS File Extension
Extension .appref-ms
Full Form Application Reference File
File Type Microsoft ClickOnce Deployment Manifest
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/x-ms-application

File Function

Primary Function Store application info
Additional Functions Launch ClickOnce applications
Features Reference, Shortcut

File Characteristics

Quality Highly specific
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with text editor

Use Cases

Software Deployment Yes
Application Updating Yes
Application Launching Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Validate source, Safe deployment

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release With .NET 2.0
Latest Version Integrated in Windows

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .deploy, .application

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Windows Licensed Windows
Visual Studio Free, Paid versions Windows, Mac