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AR# 39042

Project Navigator - File -> Save as... always adds an extension


In Project Navigator, if I try to save a file using "File -> Save as...", an extension is always added to the end of the file even if it is intentionally left off.

How can I create a source file that does not have an extension?


Any time you use the Save As... option, if no extension is entered with the file name, the extension on the selected type is added.
If "All Files (*.*)" is the selected type, the extension of the first type in the drop down list is used. In most cases this will be a .v (Verilog) or a .ucf (User Constraints Format) extension.

If a user wishes to create a new file without an extension, they can select User Document and a file is created with the indicated name, without extension if it is not provided. All other new source types have a specific extension.

If you open an existing file with no extension in the ISE Text Editor and then edit and Save that file, it still has no extension.

AR# 39042
Date Created 11/11/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • ISE - 10.1
  • ISE Design Suite - 11.1
  • ISE Design Suite - 12.1