There are 8 other file types using
the BML file extension!

bml icon.bml - Better Markup Language

empty icon.bml - Alpha Five image library

empty icon.bml - Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) data

empty icon.bml - BPM Studio skin bitmap

empty icon.bml - BusinessMAP map layer

empty icon.bml - Braille2000 braille data

empty icon.bml - Blaise mode library

empty icon.bml - FLI Graph picture image

BML file extension - Binary Markup Language document

What is bml file? How to open bml files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The bml file extension is used for files written in the Binary Markup Language. BML employs a binary encoding scheme to produce an XML Information Set compliant binary version of XML fragments or documents containing the same information as the original. BML was originally developed as an OpenEbXML project.

The main advantage to the binary stream representation is increased perfomance. File sizes are somewhat smaller, with more significant size decreases planned for the next release. Using the Document Object Model (DOM) -like BML tree representation, Multipart Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (Multipart MIME) Electronic Business XML (ebXML) messages may be stored and manipulated. The same Application Programming Interface (API) handles textual XML and binary attachments.

BML's development goals include support of all XML Schema datatypes, namespace support, DOM conversion and compatibility with Java 2 Micro Edition Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.0.

Updated: April 19, 2024

The default software associated to open bml file:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logoNotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Notepad++ Team

A very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of the Binary Markup Language file format.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .bml file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .bml file extension

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

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bml files.

Software that open bml file - Binary Markup Language document

Programs supporting the exension bml on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bml file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with bml file by default:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
PSPad small icon PSPad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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