Files with vss file extension contain smartshapes and stencils used by Microsoft Visio.

There is one other file type using
the VSS file extension!

empty icon.vss - VectorWorks VectorScript script

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VSS file extension - Microsoft Visio smartshapes data

What is vss file? How to open vss files?

The vss file extension is associated with Microsoft Visio, an object-based engine using an object template metaphor to produce 2-D diagrams.

The vss file contains smartshapes (stencils) that can be used in Visio program. Various additional vss stencil files can be downloaded from Microsoft website. Try search for "Visio stencil".

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Updated: August 26, 2021

The default software associated to open vss file:

Microsoft Visio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A diagram application, that uses vector graphics to create diagrams. Microsoft Visio is distributed as part of Microsoft Office Family and also available as a subscription through Microsoft Office 365. The latest version is Visio 2016 that is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Visio allows users to create professional diagrams in just few clicks. Visio makes diagramming simple—whether you want to quickly capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan.

Microsoft Visio 2010: Visio Viewer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visio 2010: Visio Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visio 2010: Visio Viewer is used to view drawings and diagrams created in Microsoft Visio (Visio 5.0 - Visio 2010) in the Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Visio or Visio Viewer to open and load VSS Visio smartshapes file into MS Visio.

How to convert:

Microsodt Visio can save stencils (VSS) as diagrams (VSD/VSDX). Otherwise probably not possible in any other program.

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

Software that open vss file - Microsoft Visio smartshapes data

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

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