File Extension Library

.WSDL File Extension

  • Developer by: W3C
  • Category: Web Files
  • Format: XML

What are .WSDL files and how to open them?

Can't open .WSDL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .WSDL file.

What is a .WSDL file extension?

.WSDL file extension is created by W3C. .WSDL has been classified as Web Files. The format of .WSDL file is XML.

.WSDL is Web Services Description Language File

Information file written in the WSDL XML format, which is maintained by; provides descriptions of "ports," or network endpoints, on the Internet or another network; often used for publishing data feeds and specifications for remote application access.

WSDL files describe information such as the types (data type definitions), messages (the data communicated), operations (actions), and protocols used by the service. However, they often describe this information at an abstract level. Therefore, WSDL files commonly require another file that provides the bindings for the service's parameters. This allows WSDL files to be reused with multiple different bindings.

Any number of technologies can be used for interfacing with WSDL services. For example, WSDL files are used by ASP.NET, C/C++, and Java applications.

NOTE: Microsoft Visual Studio includes a program named the Web Services Description Language Tool (Wsdl.exe), which can be used for creating WSDL files.

List of all softwares that can open the Web Services Description Language File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio
Progress Stylus Studio
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor

How to fix problems with .WSDL files

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