I'm working on some job management software and it saves the job information to a file.
Assuming that file is specific to the application, a *.ExampleFile so won't conflict with any other files on the computer and won't be used by any other software, how do I get it to automatically load in my software when double clicked by the user?

For example, how can I get it to open that file automatically using my software and load the file into a TextBox when double clicked by the user after they find the file in their "Documents" folder?


  1. Create a sample file.
  2. Double click on the file
  3. Select "Select a program from a list of installed programs"
  4. When the "Open with" dialog comes up, select "Always use..." then click "Browse"
  5. Browse to your exe and select it