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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
If you want the Visual C++ editor to treat files as Visual C++ files, you must specify the file name extensions in the NCB Default C/C++ Extensions key in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, and in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002. When the editor treats the files as Visual C++ files, the files are colorized, and Microsoft IntelliSense is established on the files. The following is the registry key that contains these values:
For a file type to be treated as a Microsoft Interface Definition Language (IDL) file, the file name extension must be specified in the NCB Default IDL Extensions key. The following is the registry key that contains these values:
The following is an example of the values that this registry key typically holds:
NCB Default C/C++ Extensions=".cpp;.cxx;.c;.cc;.h;.hh;.hxx;.hpp;.inl;.tlh;.tli;"
NCB Default IDL Extensions=".odl;.idl;.odh"
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If you want the Visual C++ editor to treat a file type as a Visual C++ file, modify the value of the NCB Default C/C++ Extensions key. If you want a file type to be treated as an IDL file, modify the value of the NCB Default IDL Extensions key.
To modify the registry, follow these steps:
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