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 file icon.idl - CRiSP Harvest file

idl file icon.idl - OMG CORBA interface definition language file

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IDL file extension - Visual Studio Visual C++ interface definition library file

What is idl file? How to open idl files?

File type specification:

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

idl file icon: idl filetype icon

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.

The default software associated to idl file type:

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 IDL files:

Use any of the Microsoft Visual Studio suites.

How to convert file with extension IDL:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert source code or script files

Related links:

The Interface Definition Language (IDL) File

File Types Created for Visual C++ Projects

List of software applications associated to the .idl 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 idl file, edit idl file, convert idl file, view idl file, play idl 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 of the idl files.

  • Open idl file
  • Save idl file
  • Edit idl file
  • Create idl file
  • Print idl file
  • Others idl file

Software that open idl file - Visual Studio Visual C++ interface definition library file

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