AEF File

What are AEF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AEF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AEF file?

AEF files have multiple uses, and CA Visual Object Application Export is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

CA Visual Object Application Export File

These AEF files contain the CA-Visual Objects library files created in Visual Object, a fully object-oriented app development system. You can create a sophisticated app that runs under Microsoft Windows and Windows NT. You need to import the AEF file into your CA-Visual Object repository if you want to access the library. You get access to an environment with tools that you can use to generate, test, and debug unique code combinations.

How to open AEF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AEF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AEF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different AEF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 7, 2021

More file formats using the AEF extension

Through our research of AEF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Cisco Unity Express Script

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AEF files. Remember, different programs may use AEF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Cisco CRS Editor ApplicationCisco CRS Editor ApplicationUser submitted
Cisco CUCE Editor ApplicationCisco CUCE Editor ApplicationUser submitted
Visual ObjectsVisual ObjectsUser submitted
Anquet MapsAnquet MapsUser submitted
CA-Visual ObjectsCA-Visual ObjectsUser submitted

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