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Opening a Specific File Format with a Single Instance of an Application

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22 Jun 2017CPOL5 min read
Associating and opening a specific file format with a single instance of a WinForms application
In this article, you will learn to associate an application with a file extension and when a file with this extension is double clicked on Windows Explorer, automatically run the application or use the already running instance and open the file in it.

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Mustafa Kok
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Experienced senior C# developer, sometimes codes in Java and C++ also. He designs and codes desktop applications (WinForms, WPF), windows services and Web APIs (WCF, ASP.Net MVC). He is currently improving his ASP.Net MVC and JavaScript capabilities. He acts as an architect, coder and trainer.
He is mostly experienced in Media Asset Management (MAM) applications, broadcasting sector and medical applications.

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