Files with sln extension are related to the Microsoft Visual Studio and used for its solution files (settings).

There are 2 other file types using
the SLN file extension!

empty icon.sln - Windows Installer XML WiX solution data

empty icon.sln - Asterisk file

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Software that open sln file

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SLN file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio solution data

What is sln file? How to open sln files?

File extension sln is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio uses two file types (sln and suo) to store settings specific to solutions.

These files, known collectively as solution files, provide Solution Explorer with the information it needs to display a graphical interface for managing your files.

They allow users to concentrate on their projects and final goals rather than on the environment itself each time they return to their development tasks.

The sln files are used to organizes projects, project items and solution items into the solution by providing the environment with references to their locations on disk.

If opened, the preSolution, Project, and postSolution information is read from the sln file and its data is used to load the solution, projects within the solution, and any persisted information attached to the solution.

These files are similar to vbg files used by Visual Basic.

The default software associated to open sln file:

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 any of the Microsoft Visual Studio suites to work with the SLN format.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .sln 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 sln file, edit sln file, convert sln file, view sln file, play sln file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 sln files.

Software that open sln file - Microsoft Visual Studio solution data

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

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