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Details of extension .hlsl

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .hlsl file?
  • Which program can create the .hlsl file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .hlsl format?
  • What can convert .hlsl files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .hlsl extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Microsoft DirectX D3D High Level Shader Language .hlsl file icon

Microsoft DirectX D3D High Level Shader Language

HLSL file is a Microsoft DirectX D3D High Level Shader Language. The High-Level Shader Language (HLSL) is a proprietary shading language developed by Microsoft for the Direct3D 9 API to augment the shader assembly language, and went on to become the required shading language for the unified shader model of Direct3D 10 and higher.
Category: Development files
Application: DirectX SDK
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .hlsl file extension. If you have helpful information about .hlsl extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

OpenGL Shading Language File
LightScribe Label
Altium Designer Linker Script

The .hlsl filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

glsl (4), lsl (2)

Can't open a .hlsl file?

If you want to open a .hlsl file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .hlsl association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.hlsl

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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