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.AXD File Extension

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File TypeASP.NET Web Handler File

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


File used by ASP.NET applications for handling embedded resource requests; contains instructions for retrieving embedded resources, such as images, JavaScript (.JS) files, and .CSS files; used for injecting resources into the client-side Web page and access them on the server in a standard way.

More Information

AXD files typically have the name WebResource.axd and have the object type "AssemblyResourceLoader" within ASP.NET program code. WebResource.axd functionality can be enabled in the AssemblyInfo.cs file.

Programs that open AXD files
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Updated 2/8/2010

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