View Full Version : How to make a native file format?

02-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Hi! I am programming in C#.NET and I am making a native file format for my program. I am just asking if there are any tutorials for programming and developing any native file format? thanks. In C#.NET would be best

02-05-2013, 08:20 AM
A native file format? There's no tutorial for this lol. Give your file it's own extension and that's pretty much it...

The internal data to that file otherwise, is just something specifically readable/recognizable by your program. For too many people this seems to be a deceiving thing, but it's not complex at all. Giving a file extension it's own "icon" is basically just a registry edit/addition.