.H File Extension

C/C++ Header File

NOTE: Header files are plain text files for C and C++ programs. They contain definitions for functions and variables used in the programs. You can open and view header files in any text editor. It's e...

General Information

Title H File Extension
Extension .h
Full Form C/C++ Header File
File Type Source Code Header
Developer Used by various IDEs and Compilers
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Declare functions, macros
Additional Functions Include type definitions, templates
Features Reusable, Shareable

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on content
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
Library Creation Yes
Code Modularization Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Inclusion of sensitive data
Best Practices Use include guards, Modular design

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1970s
Latest Version Depends on standard, C11, C++17

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .c, .cpp, .cxx, .cc

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GNU Compiler Collection Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid Versions Windows
Xcode Free Mac