File Extension Library

.XSX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .XSX file?

.XSX file extension is created by Microsoft. .XSX has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .XSX file is XML.

.XSX is Visual Studio XML Schema Layout File

XML properties file used by Visual Studio, a Windows IDE developed by Microsoft; contains layout settings for an XML schema which is stored in an .XSD file; auto-generated by Visual Studio when designing schema layouts in the XML Schema Designer interface.

The XML Schema Designer component is included with Visual Studio 2005, but is not included with Visual Studio 2008 and later.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Studio XML Schema Layout File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .XSX file on different platforms

Open .XSX File on Windows

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

Open .XSX File on Mac

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

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

Open .XSX File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .XSX files

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