An sln file extension is related to the Microsoft Visual Studio and used for its solution files (settings).

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

sln file icon.sln - Windows Installer XML WiX solution file

sln file icon.sln - Asterisk file

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Software that works with sln file extension

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SLN file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio solution data

What is sln file? How to open sln files?

The sln file extension 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 sln 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 SLN files:

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

How to convert file with extension SLN:

As far as we know, this .sln 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.

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

  • Open sln file
  • Save sln file
  • Edit sln file
  • Create sln file

Software that open sln file - Microsoft Visual Studio solution data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with sln file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Expression Blend small icon Microsoft Expression Blend

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