.LICX File Extension

A .LICX file is a Visual Studio License File, created by Microsoft.

Open with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022+. Available for Windows.

What is a .LICX file?

The file extension .LICX refers to a Visual Studio License File. This is a text file used specifically in projects created with Microsoft Visual Studio, a popular software development tool. The .LICX file plays a crucial role in managing licenses within a Visual Studio .NET project. It contains information that identifies which classes (parts of the program code) are licensed. The .LICX file helps ensure that all the licensed components, such as assemblies (collections of compiled code), controls (interface elements like buttons and text boxes), and other components used in the project, are correctly linked to their respective licenses. This file lists these resources and links them to their corresponding license files through a file named licenses.licx.

When you build your project, Visual Studio uses a tool called License Controller (LC.exe) to process the .LICX file. This tool checks the licenses and links them to the project resources, ensuring that all licensed components are properly accounted for. The outcome of this process is a .LICENSES file, which is then used during the assembly of the project to compile everything together correctly.

To open and work with a .LICX file, you would typically use Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 or newer versions. This software provides the necessary environment to access, edit, and manage the contents of the .LICX file as part of your project development activities.


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