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ClickOnce application manifest file.

A .application file is an XML style file which contains an application manifest. This is used when installing an application built on the .NET framework, as the manifest contains references to everything required to install the application.

If ClickOnce has been installed on the local computer then the application can be installed by simply clicking on the .application manifest file. Otherwise there should be a setup.exe installer application with the .application file (in the same folder) which can instead to used to install the application.

cf .appref-ms, .deploy

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