The File Extensions Database

.DGSL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .DGSL file?

.DGSL is Visual Shader Graph File

File created by the Shader Designer component of the Visual Studio IDE; contains a directed graph that defines 3D surfaces and operations to be performed on the surfaces (e.g., shading, lighting, etc.); often used by programmers that want to develop shaders visually without manually writing source code.

NOTE: DGSL stands for Directed Graph Shader Language.

Programs that open Visual Shader Graph File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to solve problems with DGSL files

  • Associate the DGSL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DGSL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DGSL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DGSL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DGSL is Visual Shader Graph File. Because only the current version supports the latest DGSL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .DGSL is Visual Shader Graph File update.
  • To make sure that your DGSL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.