The *.pch file extension is related to the Microsoft Visual Studio and Visual C++ development environments. The *.pch file stores pre-compiled header.
There are 3 other file types using
the PCH file extension!
.pch - Generic patch file
.pch - Pixeur colour history file
.pch - Spotmau PowerSuite Professional
Software that works with pch file extension
PCH file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C++ precompiled header
What is pch file? How to open pch files?
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The PCH file extension is associated with Microsoft Visual C++. The .pch files are used for Visual C++ precompiled header files.
In computer programming, particularly in the C and C++ programming languages, a header file or include file is a file, usually in the form of source code, that is automatically included in another source file by the compiler. Typically, header files are included via compiler directives at the beginning (or head) of the other source file.
The default software associated to pch file type:
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Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications.
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Apple Xcode is IDE (integrated development environment) used to create applications for Mac OS X and iOS. Applications are programmed in Objective-C programming language. Xcode is available for Mac OS X.
List of software applications associated to the .pch file extension
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- Open pch file
- Save pch file
- Edit pch file
- Create pch file
- Others pch file