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Guidelines for File Associations and Default Programs

This section on application guidelines for file associations and default programs is organized as follows:

Additional Resources

For related conceptual background, see the following topics:

  • For information about application registration through the registry that is not specific to the Set Program Access Computer Defaults (SPAD) or Set Your Default Programs (SYDP) Control Panel items, see Application Registration.
  • For additional background, see File Types and File Associations.