File Extension Library

.XBF File Extension

  • Developer by: MIcrosoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .XBF file?

.XBF file extension is created by MIcrosoft. .XBF has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .XBF file is Binary.

.XBF is XAML Binary File

File created by Microsoft Visual Studio, A Windows SDK; contains a pre-parsed binary representation of a .XAML file produced by the XamlBinaryWriter class; intended to be write-once.

By producing the XBF file, loading and parsing performance becomes better, especially when loading XAML files that define large resources.

The XBF file will appear as App.xbf in the subdirectory of its related application.

NOTE: If you compile your XAML file into the XBF format you should still maintain the XAML in its text state so that it remains human-readable.

Common XBF Filenames

App.xbf - Default name given to the binary representation of the XAML file of each app.

List of all softwares that can open the XAML Binary File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Windows Store Apps

How to Open .XBF file on different platforms

Open .XBF File on Windows

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

Open .XBF File on Mac

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

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

Open .XBF File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .XBF files

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