Files with IDL extension can be found mainly as interface definition libraries from Visual Studio.
There are 2 other file types using
the IDL file extension!
.idl - CRiSP Harvest file
.idl - OMG CORBA interface definition language file
Software that works with idl file extension
IDL file extension - Visual Studio Visual C++ interface definition library file
What is idl file? How to open idl files?
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The IDL file extension is associated with Visual C++. A .idl file contains one or more interface definitions. Each interface definition is composed of an interface header and an interface body. The interface header is demarcated by square brackets. The interface body is contained in curly brackets.
All COM interfaces are defined using the Interface Definition Language (IDL). IDL is similar to C and C++ header files, with new syntax elements specific to distributed computing added. IDL files are compiled to create source files and binary type libraries that can be used by practically all programming environments.
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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.
List of software applications associated to the .idl file extension
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Software that open idl file - Visual Studio Visual C++ interface definition library file
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