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Details of extension .vsix

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

Visual Studio Extension Package

VSIX file is a Visual Studio Extension Package. You can use the VSIX format to package project templates, item templates, Visual Studio Integration Packages, Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) components, Toolbox controls, assemblies, and custom types (this includes custom Start Pages).
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

SIXEL Bitmap
Visual Studio Content Installer File
Microsoft Visio Stencil XML

The .vsix filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

six (1), vsx (1), vix (1), vsi (1)

Can't open a .vsix file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.vsix

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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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