A h file extension is associated with the C/C++ programming language and used for its header files.

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

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H file extension - C/C++ header data

What is h file? How to open h files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

h file icon: h filetype icon

The h file extension is related to C/C++ header files.

The h files are used for header files, referenced by a C++ (eg. CPP file) or Java source code document.

It contains various variables, constants and functions that are used by other files inside the project. It allows commonly used functions to be written only once and referenced by other source files when needed.

The default software associated to open h file:

C++ Builder icon

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. logoC++ Builder  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

C++ Builder the leading RAD C++ IDE, revolutionizes C++ development with full API support for Windows Vista.

RAD Studio icon

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. logoRAD Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

RAD Studio is the fastest way to develop cross-platform Native Apps with flexible Cloud services and broad IoT connectivity. It provides powerful VCL controls for Windows 10 and enables FMX development for Windows, Mac and Mobile. RAD Studio supports Delphi or C++ with a wide array of services for Enterprise Strong Development.

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers icon

The Eclipse Foundation logoEclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
The Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers is integrated development environment for building applications in C/C++ programming language. It is including an editor (with syntax highlighting, and code completion), launcher, debugger, search engine and makefile generator.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use any suitable IDE, text editor or specialised application such as Microsoft Visual Studio.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.h files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .h 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 h file, edit h file, convert h file, view h file, play h file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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 h files.

Software that open h file - C/C++ header data

Programs supporting the exension h on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open h file action.


Main software associated with h file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
Vim small icon Vim

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