A z file extension is used for Zero Compiler header files.

There are 3 other file types using
the Z file extension!

empty icon.z - Star Wars The Force Unleashed XML game data

z icon.z - Unix compressed archive

empty icon.z - InstallShield archive

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Z file extension - Zero Compiler header

What is z file? How to open z files?

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Zero is a new 32-Bit & 64-Bit object-oriented programming language by Xeno Innovations, Inc. (formerly Static Industries).

The project's initial designs loosely began back in 2001-2002 by Damian J. Suess, CEO of Xeno Innovations, Inc. and ground finally broke in late 2006 as a demand for a quick, reliable & bare-bones language was needed. Language specifications emphasize on keeping close to Assembly roots as much as possible for quick-executing code & small output file size ~1KB for EXEs. Though the roots are Assembly, the language still provides the software engineer and hobbyist alike with an easy, fast and customizable language.

The Zero Compiler's main goal is to target major Operating Systems such as Windows, MAC and Linux. The initial design of the compiler will output to the Portable Executable (PE) format and will soon extend to Objects: ELF or COFF (classic or MS) and Executables: MZ, ELF or PE format.

The main idea behind Zero is to allow for multiple languages to be inside of one, similar to .NET. However it currently only supports 2 formats: Zero & ASM (Intel-Native).

Zero's basis is open source, not just for the compiler project but the keywords used when compiling a project. The reason behind allowing the programmer to modify the keyword code is to allow them to target the architecture on the machine which they are deploying the project on.

Zero allows the Software Engineer fully use all aspects of High and Low Level Programming. Most common usage will be the Ideal Zero coding style for it's quick C/BASIC style of programming. As Zero matures, future plans are set to push away from the C-style coding and more towards a coding structure what past VB and newer C# programmers are use to. Which means rather than all Window Procedures being under one call-back function, event functions will be under their own. I.E.

Used file extensions:

  • ZERO = Project File
  • Z = Header File
  • ZASM = Assembly Source
  • ZCLS = Class File
  • ZFRM = Form Designer File
  • ZSRC = Source File


This z file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open z file:

Zero Developer Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Xeno Innovations, Inc.

Zero Developer Studio is used to create applications in Zero RAD (rapid application development) programming language. Doesn't look like it is available any more.

Zero Compiler  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Xeno Innovations, Inc.

Zero is a Rapid Application Development programming language comparable to C++, Visual Basic and .NET.

Help how to open:

Use Zero Developer Studio.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .z file extension

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Software that open z file - Zero Compiler header

Programs supporting the exension z on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Zero Developer Studio for open z file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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