File Extension Library

.SLN File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .SLN file?

.SLN file extension is created by Microsoft. .SLN has been classified as Developer Files.

.SLN is Visual Studio Solution File

An SLN file is a structure file used for organizing projects in Microsoft Visual Studio. It contains text-based information about the project environment and project state.

When opened, the preSolution, Project, and postSolution information is read from the SLN file. This data is used to load the solution, projects within the solution, and any persisted information attached to the solution.

SLN files are similar to Windows Program Group (.VBG) files used by Visual Basic.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Studio Solution File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
VSoft Technologies FinalBuilder

How to Open .SLN file on different platforms

Open .SLN File on Windows

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

Open .SLN File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SLN 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 .SLN File on Linux

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

Open .SLN File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SLN 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 .SLN 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 .SLN files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SLN files

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