A dca file extension is related to the Visual Basic programming language and used for its active designer cache files.

There are 2 other file types using
the DCA file extension!

empty icon.dca - DCA archive

empty icon.dca - IBM DisplayWrite document

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Software that open dca file

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DCA file extension - Visual Basic active designer cache

What is dca file? How to open dca files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The dca file extension is used for files that contain saved temporary type information cache created by Visual Basic.

It is used by VB to speed up compilation.

It is similar to the oca files created for ActiveX control files (OCX).

The default software associated to open dca file:

Microsoft Visual Basic icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Basic  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Basic is programming language and integrated development environment for Microsoft Windows. Visual Basic is used to create Windows, Web, mobile, and Office applications.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .dca file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dca file extension

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dca file - Visual Basic active designer cache

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Visual Basic. Microsoft Visual Basic uses dca file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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