Files with vsix extension can be found as one of the data files from Microsoft Visual Studio IDE for Windows. A vsix file contains unit of deployment.

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Software that open vsix file

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VSIX file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio extension package

What is vsix file? How to open vsix files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Plugin, addon file type icon Plugin, addon file type

vsix file icon: vsix filetype icon

File extension vsix is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio, an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.

vsix file is the unit of deployment for a Visual Studio Extension. Visual Studio will recognize the vsix file extension and install the contents of the file to the right location.

vsix files are basically zip files that use the Open Packaging Convention. You can rename the vsix file extension to zip and use any zip browser (including the Windows File Explorer) to browse its contents.

Updated: December 5, 2023

The default software associated to open vsix file:

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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 Microsoft Visual Studio to open .vsix files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

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Extensions for the Visual Studio family of products

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

Software that open vsix file - Microsoft Visual Studio extension package

Programs supporting the exension vsix on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Visual Studio for open vsix file action.

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