File Extension Library

.PDE File Extension

  • Developer by: Arduino
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .PDE file?

.PDE file extension is created by Arduino. .PDE has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .PDE file is Text.

.PDE is Arduino Sketch

Software application written with Arduino, an IDE used for prototyping electronics; contains source code written in the Arduino programming language; enables developers to control the electronics on an Arduino circuit board.

To avoid file association conflicts with the Processing software, Arduino changed the Sketch file extension to .INO with the version 1.0 release. Therefore, while Arduino can still open ".pde" files, the ".ino" file extension should be used instead.

List of all softwares that can open the Arduino Sketch
File Type 2:

Processing Development Environment Source Code File

Developer by: Processing Category: Developer Files Format: Text

Source code file written in the Processing programming language; may contain functions, variables, and other programming constructs; used for storing Processing programs, called "sketches," and running them within the Processing IDE; can be used for programming images, animations, and interactions.

Each PDE file is stored in its own folder when saved from the Processing IDE. It is saved with any other program assets, such as images. The project folder and PDE filename prefix have the same name. When the PDE file is run, it is opened in a Java display window, which renders and runs the resulting program.

Processing is commonly used in educational settings for teaching basic programming skills in a visual environment.

List of all softwares that can open the Processing Development Environment Source Code File
MacroMates TextMate
File Type 3:

ProntoDoc for Excel Document Template

Developer by: Step Function Category: Page Layout Files

File used by ProntoDoc for Excel (PDE), a Microsoft Excel plug-in used for authoring and auto-filling document templates; saves a document template and includes the page layout structure as well as template fields that are filled by data from one or more source databases (SQL Server, SharePoint, and Oracle are supported); used for generating .XLSX, .PDF, and .XPS documents using data from small to enterprise-level databases.

ProntoDoc for Excel, a companion product of ProntoDoc for Word(PDW), is used in business environments for generating reports and other business documents.

List of all softwares that can open the ProntoDoc for Excel Document Template
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to Open .PDE file on different platforms

Open .PDE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PDE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PDE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PDE files" Press "Ok"

Open .PDE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PDE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PDE File on Linux

Right click on the .PDE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PDE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PDE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PDE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PDE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PDE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PDE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PDE file format
  2. You need to check the .PDE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)