A class file extension is related to the Java programming language and used for compiled Java source codes known as Class bytecode files.

There is one other file type using
the CLASS file extension!

class file icon.class - Gambas class source file

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CLASS file extension - Java bytecode class

What is class file? How to open class files?

File type specification:

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class file icon: class filetype icon

The class file extension is commonly used for Java Classes.  In the Java programming language, source files (.java files) are compiled into (virtual) machine-readable *.class files.

Since Java is a platform-independent language, source code is compiled into an output file known as bytecode, which it stores in a class file.

If a source file has more than one class, each class is compiled into a separate class file, which can be loaded by any Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

MIME types:
application/java
application/java-byte-code
application/octet-stream
application/x-java-class
application/x-java.vm

The default software associated to class file type:

Java icon

Oracle Corporation logo Java  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logo Java Development Kit (JDK)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Oracle Corporation

 JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

Help how to open CLASS files:

Use any compatible IDE, or source code editor to view content of *.class files.

How to convert file with extension CLASS:

IDE programs can "build" JAR packages that including *.classes and other content.

Find conversions from class file:

class to jar

File identification strings:

HEX code: CA FE BA BE
ASCII code: Êþº¾

List of software applications associated to the .class file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open class file, edit class file, convert class file, view class file, play class file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the class files.

  • Open class file
  • Create class file
  • Others class file

Software that open class file - Java bytecode class

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