Files with hxs file extension are related to the Microsoft Help program. An hxs file contains compiled help document.

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HXS file extension - Microsoft Help compiled help document

What is hxs file? How to open hxs files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The HXS file extension is used by Microsoft Help for file used in version 2.x.

Microsoft Help 2.x is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 2001 as a help system for Visual Studio .NET (2002) and MSDN Library.

Microsoft Help 2.x is the help engine used in Microsoft Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005/2008 and Office 2007. Help files are made with the Help 2.0 Workshop (VSHIK), a help authoring tool. The default viewer for Help 2.x files is Microsoft Document Explorer.

The default software associated to hxs file type:

Microsoft Windows Help icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows Help  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Help is used to create help files for Microsoft Windows operating system and other Microsoft applications. Windows Help SDKs are different for every version of Windows it can be called Windows Help, Help and Support Center, Assistance Platform 1.0 Client - Windows Vista Help SDK, Microsoft Windows: HTML Help 1.4 etc.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Visual Studio  Microsoft Windows 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.

Help how to open HXS files:

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

How to convert file with extension HXS:

As far as we know, this .hxs 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.

Related links:

Microsoft's ITOL/ITLS format

MS Help2 Collection Viewer

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

Hint:
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 of the hxs files.

  • Open hxs file
  • Save hxs file
  • Edit hxs file
  • View hxs file
  • Create hxs file
  • Others hxs file

Software that open hxs file - Microsoft Help compiled help document

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open hxs file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hxs file by default:
Microsoft Windows Help small icon Microsoft Windows Help
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio

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