File Associations page

Use file associations to map a file with a certain extension to a specific editor. Creating file associations ( General > Editors > File Associations ) lets you associate editors (internal or external to the IDE) with file types (extensions) so that you can edit files. To find out which editor is associated with a file type, select the file type from the list.

Use content types ( General > Content Types ) as an advanced method of associating files with editors. Content types allow you to send two files with the same file extension to separate editors.

Option Description Default
File types Display a list of file types recognized by the IDE. You can also associate editors with file types in the file types list. N/A
Add Add a new file or file type (extension) to the predefined list. In the New File Type dialog, type the name of a file or a file extension. If you add a file extension, you must type either a dot or a *. before the file type (e.g., use .xml or *.xml and not xml). N/A
Remove Remove the selected file type from the list. N/A
Associated editors Display a list of editors for the currently selected file type. N/A
Add Add a new editor to the list of editors associated with the currently selected file type. In the Editor Selection dialog, you can choose an editor to launch either inside or outside of the IDE; click Browse to locate an editor yourself if the editor you require doesn't appear in the list. N/A
Remove Remove the association between an editor and the currently selected file type. Editors that are bound by content type can't be removed from this list. N/A
Default Set the selected editor as the default editor for the currently selected file type. The editor moves to the top of the Associated Editors list to indicate that it is the default editor for that file type. N/A