are ViSta DataFiles?
datafiles are files which contain data formatted in a fashion
that ViSta can understand. If you wish to be able to double-click
a ViSta datafile, and have ViSta run and analyze it, without having
to first run ViSta, you must configure Windows to recognize the
file and associate it with ViSta.
for MSWindows ViSta Datafiles
files have the .VDF extension. This extension must be associated
with ViSta in order to have the files run ViSta. The information
on this page tells you how to do that.
your Browser Properly: You must set your web browser
with the proper options to successfully download and use ViSta
datafiles. If you are using Netscape under Microsoft Windows,
you should do both configurations given below. If you are using
Internet Explorer, you only need to configure Windows.
Browsers: You must set your browser to recognize
a "mime type" that is specifically for ViSta. Whatever browser
you are using must be set so files with extension .vdf will
be recognized as corresponding to mime type "application/x-vista-datafile",
and so that the mime type "application/x-vista-datafile" will
cause the ViSta executable to run. The files are text files.
The details for doing this will depend on the browser you
should now be able to click on any ViSta datafile and have the
datafile automatically run ViSta. Try this ViSta
DataFile test. It should run ViSta and display a datasheet
of the data. If ViSta isn't run, try configuring again.