Files with xsd extension may be typically found as XML schema descriptions that define the structure, content and semantics of XML documents.

There are 3 other file types using
the XSD file extension!

xsd icon.xsd - ICQ 6 file

xsd icon.xsd - Autodesk existing ground cross section data

empty icon.xsd - Pattern Maker design

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Software that open xsd file

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XSD file extension - XML schema description

What is xsd file? How to open xsd files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

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

xsd file icon: xsd filetype icon

File extension xsd is mainly used for files that contain XML schema description data.

XML Schemas express shared vocabularies and allow machines to carry out rules made by people. They provide a means for defining the structure, content and semantics of XML documents. in more detail.

XML Schema was approved as a W3C Recommendation on 2 May 2001 and a second edition incorporating many errata was published on 28 October 2004.

Updated: September 22, 2022

The default software associated to open xsd 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 text editor or Adobe Dreamwaver to work with the *.xsd files.

How to convert:

Commonly XSD files are generated from XML files.

Find conversions from xsd file:

xsd to xml

Find converter to xsd file type:

xml to xsd

Related links:

XML Schena full overview.

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

Software that open xsd file - XML schema description

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


Main software associated with xsd file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
oXygen XML Editor small icon oXygen XML Editor

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