An hlsl file extension is related to source codes written in High Level Shader Language used by Direct X.

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HLSL file extension - High Level Shader Language source code

What is hlsl file? How to open hlsl files?

File type specification:

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

The hlsl file extension is associated with the High Level Shader Language that is used by Microsoft Direct3D to visualize 3D effects through vertex shaders, pixel shaders and geometry shaders in computer games.

The hlsl file contains High Level Shader Language source code.

The .hlsl files can be created and edited in Microsoft Visual Studio.

Updated: July 9, 2018

The default software associated to open hlsl 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 Visual Studio to edit *.hlsl files.

How to convert:

Probably can be compiled to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .hlsl 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 hlsl file, edit hlsl file, convert hlsl file, view hlsl file, play hlsl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 hlsl files.

Software that open hlsl file - High Level Shader Language source code

Programs supporting the exension hlsl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Visual Studio for open hlsl file action.

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