There are 4 other file types using
the RC file extension!

rc file icon.rc - GNU Emacs configuration record file

rc file icon.rc - Mozilla (Netscape) subscription information file

rc file icon.rc - Left 4 Dead file

rc file icon.rc - LabVIEW configuration file

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RC file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C/C++ resource script

What is rc file? How to open rc files?

File type specification:

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

rc file icon: rc filetype icon

The rc file extension is associated with C/C++ programming language.

The rc files are used for resource script files by various software compilers and contain instructions on how to compile the program source files.

The rc resource script file contains statements that define all of the items that will be included in the compiled binary resource file. Each statement describes a resource item, along with an identifier (ID) and any additional parameters (which vary according to the type of resource).

A resource script can even reference a resource item that is stored in a separate file, such as a bitmap or icon.

This rc file extension is also used by other programs, such as Resource Workshop or PowerBASIC for their resource script files.

The default software associated to rc file type:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Visual Studio  Microsoft Windows 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.

Help how to open RC files:

Use any text editor or specialised application able to work with Microsoft Visual C++ to work with the *.rc files.

How to convert file with extension RC:

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

Related links:

File Types Created for Visual C++ Projects

Working with Resource Files

List of software applications associated to the .rc 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 rc file, edit rc file, convert rc file, view rc file, play rc 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 rc files.

  • Open rc file
  • Save rc file
  • Edit rc file
  • Create rc file
  • Others rc file

Software that open rc file - Microsoft Visual Studio Visual C/C++ resource script

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open rc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rc file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
PowerBASIC
Resource Workshop
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
PSPad small icon PSPad
Adobe ExtendScript small icon Adobe ExtendScript
C++ Builder small icon C++ Builder

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