A cso file extension is associated with the Compiled Shader Object format.

There is one other file type using
the CSO file extension!

cso icon.cso - CISO compressed ISO image [common]

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Software that open cso file

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CSO file extension - Compiled Shader Object

What is cso file? How to open cso files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The cso file extension is related to the Compiled Shader Object format. CSO is compiled object, written in High Level Shader Language (hlsl file extension), developed by Microsoft.

The cso files are created with Microsoft Visual Studio.

The default software associated to open cso file:

DirectX icon

Microsoft Corporation logoDirectX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft DirectX is set of application interfaces for Microsoft Windows used by multimedia applications, games and videos. It contains DirectDraw, Direct3D, Direct2D, DirectSound, DirectMusic, DirectInput and other components. The DirectX standard is supported by a wide variety of consumer and workstation-class graphics software and hardware solutions.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Visual Studio to work with *.cso files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cso 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 .cso 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 cso file, edit cso file, convert cso file, view cso file, play cso file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 cso files.

Programs that can create cso file - Compiled Shader Object

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

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