There are 4 other file types using
the CDS file extension!

cds file icon.cds - ChemDraw stationery document file

cds file icon.cds - TrialDirector input file

cds file icon.cds - United States Postal Service computerized delivery sequence file

cds file icon.cds - ConceptDraw Pro slideshow

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CDS file extension - Delphi TClientDataset data file

What is cds file? How to open cds files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The cds file extension is also related to Borland Delphi development environment which is used to develop applications for desktop, web and mobile phones. A .cds file contains TClientDataset data.

TClientDataSet component (located on the "Data Access" tab of the component palette) represents an in-memory database-independent dataset. Whether you use client datasets for file-based data, caching updates, data from an external provider (such as working with an XML document or in a multi-tiered application), or a combination of these approaches such as a "briefcase model" application, you can take advantage of broad range of features client datasets support.

The default software associated to cds file type:

Delphi icon

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. logo Delphi  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Delphi is integrated development environment used to create applications fort Microsoft Windows. It supports Delphi programming language (Object Pascal), C++, C# for Microsoft .NET.

Help how to open CDS files:

This particular file type may be accessed within Borland Delphi development or it is just used by the software for internal purposes.

How to convert file with extension CDS:

This file type is not meant to be converted to anything else and there is probably also no way how to do so.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open cds file, edit cds file, convert cds file, view cds file, play cds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others cds file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cds file - Delphi TClientDataset data file

Click on the software link for more information about Delphi. Delphi uses cds file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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