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The following table lists the extensions of files generated by Appmethod.

Note: MSBuild requires that the extension for all project files end in 'proj' (that is, MSBuild uses the mask *.*proj).

The following table explains the different values of the "Keep in VCS?" column of the table above:

Value Description

Yes

You must keep this file under version control.

No

You should not keep this file under version control.

Optionally

You can keep this file under version control if you want all your team to use it, but you can also keep it to yourself.

For example, if you want all your team members to use the same CodeGuard options for your project, you can keep the generated .cgi file under version control. If you want to let each team member to have their own CodeGuard settings for your project, do not add the .cgi file to your version control system.

Unless buildable

You should only keep this file under version control if the file is required to build your application and your project does not build it.

For example, you must keep binary library files from third parties if you do not have their sources or if your project does not build those libraries. However, if your project builds a library, you do not need to keep the resulting binary of that library in your version control system.

File Extension Description Keep in VCS?
a

Static library file (ELF-format) produced by either the Clang-enhanced C++ compilers or the the C++ Compiler for OS X, such as package static library files.

For more information, see:

Unless buildable

apk

Android application package file. See Deploying Your Signed Android Application.

No

bdsproj

Project options file for BDS 2006 and earlier (replaced by .dproj and .cbproj).

Yes

bdsgroup

Project group for BDS 2006 and earlier products.

Yes

bpi

Package import library file.

Unless buildable

bpl

Package shared library file.

No

cbproj

C++ project file. Contains the current settings for project options, such as compiler and linker settings, directories, conditional directives, and command-line parameters. (Set these options using Project > Options.) When compiled, produces .exe, .dll or .ocx file.

Yes

cfg

Project configuration file used for command-line compiles, as follows:

  • dcc32.cfg is for 32-bit Windows
  • dcc64.cfg is for 64-bit Windows
  • dccosx.cfg is for Mac OS X

For 32-bit Windows, for example, the Object Pascal compiler searches for a dcc32.cfg in the compiler executable directory, then for dcc32.cfg in the current directory, and then finally searches for projectname.cfg in the project directory.

Optionally

cgi

The CG32.cgi file is the configuration information for CodeGuard, a utility used for tracking memory overwrites in statically linked C++ executables. See Using CodeGuard.

Optionally

cgl

CodeGuard generates a log file, <project_name>.cgl. See CodeGuard Overview.

No

cpp

C++ implementation file.

Yes

csm

C++ precompiled header file in earlier versions of Appmethod C++, such as Appmethod C++ 5.

Optionally

d

C++ dependency file.

No

dcp

Object Pascal compiled package file.

Unless buildable

dcu

Object Pascal compiled unit file.

No

dct

Any change to component templates that you make on Appmethod is stored in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0\bds.dct.

No

deployproj

Deployment Manager configuration file for your project.

Yes

dfm

A Windows VCL form file.

Yes

dll

A dynamically linked library file. For more information, see Creating Packages and DLLs.

Unless buildable

dpk

Object Pascal package source file.

Yes

dpr

Object Pascal project source; when compiled, produces .exe, .dll, or .ocx file.

Yes

dproj

Object Pascal project file created by the IDE. Contains the current settings for project options, such as compiler and linker settings, directories, conditional directives, and command-line parameters. Set these options using Project > Options. This file is not used when compiling a project from the command line using the command line compiler.

Yes

drc

Object Pascal resource string file.

No

dres

Object Pascal compiled resource file. This extension is used when you add a resource to a project, such as an icon or image. The .dres file is only used at link time.

No

dsk

File used to save the project desktop when the Autosave Project desktop option is enabled on Tools > Options > Environment Options.

No

dst

File used to save the desktop speed setting as set in the IDE toolbar desktop combo box.

No

dSYM

dSYM debug file.

Unless buildable

dylib

A dynamic library (.dll) or a package (.bpl) compiled for the Mac OS X platform. See Multi-Device Applications Index and Output Files for Multi-Device Targets.

Unless buildable

dylib.rsm

Remote debug symbol file for Object Pascal for Mac OS X. See .rsm.

Unless buildable

entitlements

Apple application entitlement file.

No

exe

Windows executable file.

Unless buildable

exe.incr

Incremental build information.

Unless buildable
Optionally

fmx

Multi-device form file. See Creating a FireMonkey Application.

Yes

fsf

FireMonkey binary style file. Similar to .style file. See Customizing FireMonkey Applications with Styles.

Unless buildable

groupproj

Project group.

Yes

h

C++ header file.

Yes

hpp

C++ header file.

Yes

i

C++ preprocessor output (not saved by default). Each C++ implementation file and all of its included C++ header files are preprocessed into an .i file.

No

identcache

Information used for refactoring.

No

ilc
ild
ilf
ilr
ils

C++ incremental linking state file.

No

info.plist

Apple application information file.

No

ipa

Application archive file for an iOS app. Generated for the Ad hoc and the Application Store platform configurations. See Deploying Your iOS Application for Ad hoc Distribution and Deploying Your iOS Application for Submission to the App Store.

No

lib

Can be any of the following:

  • A static library file, such as a package static library file.
  • An import library for the Win32 and Win64 platform
  • Both of the above (like the rtldll import libraries, which are import libraries with some additional object modules)

Unless buildable

local

User-specific project options.

No

map

Map debug file.

No

nfn

A file maintained by the Translation Tools, containing translated strings and other data displayed in the Translation Manager. There is a separate .nfn file for each form in your application and each target language.

Optionally

o

C++ object file or compiled translation unit.

Unless buildable

obj

C++ object file or compiled translation unit.

Unless buildable

ocx

OLE Control eXtension (OCX), created by the Active Form wizard.

Unless buildable

optset

Named option set file that stores configuration options, separately from projects. See Option Sets Overview.

Yes

otares

File with unknown resources generated during upgrade of pre XE2 project. (Unknown resources are resources that are not included in the build configuration, like version info, icon, manifest or styles.)

Yes

pas

Object Pascal source file.

Yes

pch

C++ precompiled header file.

Optionally

pdi

C++ package dependency information file.

No

plist

Property list file. Property lists are generated for the Mac OS X, iOS Device - 32 bit, iOS Device - 64 bit, and iOS Simulator target platforms. See Compiling and Building Multi-Device Applications.

Appmethod generates the following property list files:

No

profile

A connection profile that describes the connection to the Platform Assistant running on a remote system, for multi-device application development that targets either the Mac OS X or the iOS target platform.

No

res, rc

Compiled and uncompiled resource files.

Unless buildable

ridl

Restricted Interface Definition Language. Text-based file used by the Type Library Editor.

Yes

rps

Legacy extension for an ITE/ETM translation repository; supported for read-only access. Translation repositories are now saved as .tmx files.

Optionally

rsp

Response file used by the C++ linker.

Yes

rsm

RSM debug file, used for remote debugging in Object Pascal projects. Enabled by the Include remote debug symbols option on Project > Options > Object Pascal Compiler > Linking.

Unless buildable

sdk

An SDK that describes a target platform, and a combination of files needed to build applications for that platform.

No

so

This is the file extension of shared libraries in Unix-like systems such as Mac OS X and Linux.

When you build a multi-device application for Android, Appmethod generates a shared library with this file extension that implements the project logic, as Android is based on Linux.

Unless buildable

stat

Appmethod saves the Project Statistics when you close the project to the file <ProjectName>.stat. You may keep this file in the version control if you want to.

Optionally

style

FireMonkey style file. See Customizing FireMonkey Applications with Styles.

Yes

sym

Symbol file. Appmethod C++ uses tlibimp.sym to map symbol names in type libraries. For more information, see Mapping Symbol Names in a Type Library.

Yes

targets

Targets file, an MSBuild-compliant XML file you add to your project to allow customizing the build process. It contains MSBuild scripts among other information.

Yes

tds

TDS debug file.

Unless buildable

tgproj

Modeling design project.

Yes

tlb

Type library.

Unless buildable

tmx

The Translation Repository stores data in a .tmx file in XML format. You can maintain more than one repository by saving multiple .tmx files. See Translation Manager in the IDE.

Optionally

todo

The project to-do list.

Yes

tvsconfig

Modeling configuration file.

No

txvpck, txvcls

Information for model diagram.

Yes

vsf

VCL style file, enabled in Application Appearance page.

Yes

vlb

Visual LiveBindings file. See LiveBindings Designer.

No

xml

XML is a markup language for data files. The following list contains some examples of XML files that Appmethod generates:

Optionally

#nn

Here #nn = #00, #01, #02, and so forth. C++ debug type file.

Unless buildable

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