Microsoft KB Archive/58333
Windows 3.0 WIN.INI [extensions] Section
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a
The following information is contained in the Microsoft Windows 3.0 WININI.TXT readme file. The Windows Setup program copies this file to the Windows directory.
[EXTENSIONS] SECTION -------------------- The [extensions] section contains settings that link groups of document files with an application so that opening the document file automatically starts the application. The [extensions] section can contain settings of the following type: <extension>=<executable-filename input-filename> Purpose: Contains a list of filename extensions and corresponding applications that are called when the user chooses a file that has one of the given extensions. The <extension> keyname is a one- to three-character extension. The <executable-filename> value is the filename (with the .EXE extension) of the corresponding application. The <input-filename> value is the filename that will be passed to the application when called. This value can be any filename, or it can consist of a special wildcard character -- the caret (^) -- followed by a filename extension. The caret (^) represents all files with the specified extension. For example, the following setting links document files with the .CAL extension to the Windows Calendar application: cal=calendar.exe ^.cal To change: Choose Association from the File menu in File Manager.
Additional query words: 3.00 3.0 3.0a 3.00a win30
Issue type :
Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a
Last Reviewed: October 14, 1999