It is a zipped and xml-based file format. The files of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are using this standard.
.docx is developed by Microsoft and is used since Word 2007. Actually, it follows the OpenXML standard. If you try to unzipped the word file, you could find the xml files in the folders.
For a Word file, Testing.docx
Rename the extension form .docx to .zip and then unzip it
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In the Testing folder, you could find the a list of xml as following
In Testing\word\document.xml, it would the content of Testing.docx
The Difference between Text File and Word Document File
Text File: it is a sequence of lines of electronic text.
Word Document File: It contain more text formatting information (such as script, undo).
To build a new application, the first decision is whether to use Win32 and COM API or .Net. Both options can let you create desktop app. The major difference is as below.
|Win32 and COM API||High Performance|
Technology for Window Desktop Application Development
|Win32 and COM||Build desktop applications and services using the core Windows APIs to leverage the performance and flexibility of the operating system.|
|.NET||Build and run the next generation of desktop applications and XML web services with this comprehensive and consistent programming model.|
|WPF||Create desktop and browser-hosted applications using a resolution-independent, vector-based engine to take advantage of modern graphics hardware.|
|Azure||Build, deploy, and manage applications and PaaS/IaaS services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.|
Operating System (OS) is software that manages hardware and software and provides services. It acts intermediary between hardware and program.
- Process Management
- Memory Management
- File System
- Device Driver
It provides basic control over hardware device.
- Program execution
- Memory management
- Virtual Memory
- Device access and file system
- Device driver