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.TPL File Extension

File Type 1Document Template

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.8 (32 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

What is a TPL file?

A TPL file is a template file created and used by various types of applications. It saves default settings for a document's page layout, text, and other formatting. TPL files are used to create documents with a similar style and structure.

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TPL files are most notably used by ACT! Word Processor and the Shopware ecommerce platform. Example template files include newsletter templates, company letterhead templates, and drawing templates.

How do I open a TPL file?

You should open a TPL file using the program that created the template.

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Programs that open TPL files

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Updated 7/8/2020

File Type 2Adobe Photoshop Tool Presets File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.4 (8 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatBinary

.TPL File Association 2

A TPL file is a settings file used by Adobe Photoshop, a program used to edit raster graphics. It contains preset information for a Photoshop tool, which may include a stroke width setting for the brush tool, a pattern for the fill tool, or another setting. TPL files are used for saving and reusing tool settings.

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Tool presets can be accessed either through the Tool Presets panel (Window → Tool Presets) or by opening the Preset Manager by selecting Edit → Preset Manager... and then choosing "Tools" from the dropdown list.

Programs that open TPL files

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Updated 6/26/2019

File Type 3Canvas Template

DeveloperACD Systems
Popularity
2.8 (9 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

.TPL File Association 3

Drawing template created by Canvas, a technical illustration drawing program; contains preset graphics and settings for creating new .CVX drawings; used for drawing new illustrations using the same starting point.

Programs that open TPL files

Windows
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Updated 11/16/2010

File Type 4HTTP File Server Template

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.8 (6 Votes)
CategoryWeb Files
FormatText

.TPL File Association 4

A TPL file is a template used by HTTP File Server (HFS), a file sharing program used to send and receive files over HTTP. It contains HTML divided into sections that describe each part of an HTML page served to a requesting browser. TPL files are used by HFS to dynamically build HTML pages.

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TPL files primarily store HTML but may also contain CSS and JavaScript. HFS takes the HTML (or CSS or JavaScript) code from TPL files that are categorized by sections with square brackets ([]). Some of the sections include style, link, comment, and upload. TPL files also include symbols surrounded by percentage signs (%) used to define each section.

To open and edit TPL files in HFS, you must be in "Expert mode" in HFS. To enter expert mode, select Menu → Other options → Switch to Expert mode. Once in expert mode, select Menu again then choose HTML template → Edit... or Change file....

NOTE: Templates are typically stored in the same folder as the hfs.exe file.

Common TPL Filenames

hfs.tpl - Default name for templates used by HFS.

Programs that open TPL files

Windows
Updated 6/26/2019

File Type 5Wii Image File

DeveloperNintendo
Popularity
2.8 (8 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

.TPL File Association 5

Image file utilized by Nintendo Wii games such as Mario Kart Wii; contains one or more images that make up menus that appear in Wii games and the Wii console itself; includes Palette and Image header and data sections for each image contained in the file to assign height, width, etc.; typically found in .SZS files.

Programs that open TPL files

Windows
Linux
Updated 4/26/2018

File Type 6Phorum Template

DeveloperPhorum
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

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A TPL file is a template used by Phorum, a PHP and MySQL-based open source message board system. It contains template code, which is mainly plain HTML mixed with Phorum custom template language that consists of simple statements. TPL files are used to display dynamic data generated by Phorum, such as search results, message information, and lists of private messages.

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Screenshot of a .tpl file in MacroMates TextMate 2

TPL file open in MacroMates TextMate 2

The template language found in TPL files consists of HTML and simple Phorum template statements. These statements support four data types, which may be integers, strings, PHP constants, or template variables. Since the template language is stored in TPL files as plain text, you can open and edit TPL files with any text editor.

Phorum typically uses TPL files for storing template code but may also use .PHP files if they are placed in the template directory and are named with the appropriate basename. For example, if Phorum is displaying the footer template, it first searches for footer.php in the template directory and if the file does not exist, will then look for footer.tpl. The inclusion of PHP files allows users to only use PHP/HTML code for templates if they do not want to use the Phorum template language required by TPL templates.

Programs that open TPL files

Windows
Linux
Updated 8/25/2017

File Type 7PrestaShop Template File

DeveloperPrestaShop
Popularity
3.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryWeb Files
FormatText

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A TPL file contains a template written in the Smarty 3 templating language, which is similar to HTML. It is used by PrestaShop e-commerce software to generate the HTML of a webpage to customize e-commerce-related pages visited by users, such as product, cart, and checkout pages.

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Screenshot of a .tpl file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.49

TPL file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.49

PrestaShop is an open-source e-commerce solution that allows users to manage various e-commerce needs on their websites, such as product listings and payments. Users can customize these various facets through themes, which consist of TPL templates, and add-on modules provided by PrestaShop and third-party developers.

Users can download the software for free, then upload and install it to the web server hosting their website. Users are then able to create new or customize TPL templates for their specific e-commerce needs.

For example, if you want different layouts for the same product page that changes based on the country location of the user, you can create a new TPL template for the product page and place it in the appropriate directory. When a user in the specific location views that product, PrestaShop checks for that new product.tpl file generates a webpage and returns it to the user, who views it in his web browser.

PrestaShop comes with the "Classic" theme pre-installed. This theme can be found in the "themes" folder in the PrestaShop installation. The "classic" theme folder includes assets, modules, plugins, and templates, which stores the TPL files. All TPL templates must be stored in the "templates" subfolder in the theme's folder. In this case, TPL templates for the "classic" theme are stored in the following directory:

/themes/classic/templates/

There are a large number of TPL templates included with each theme and they are organized into various subfolders in the templates folder. Some notable TPL files that can be found these subfolders include product.tpl (product page), product-list.tpl (product list page), cart.tpl (shopping cart details), and checkout.tpl (checkout purchase process).

How do I open a TPL file?

You can open TPL files with any text editor, since the files are saved in plain text format. However, you may want to use a source code editor that supports the Smarty 3 templating language or allows you to install a plugin that supports the language to provide helpful coding features.

You can open TPL files with Microsoft Visual Studio Code in Windows, macOS, or Linux. Then, you can install the free "Smarty" extension to add support for syntax highlighting and snippets in the Smarty 3 templating language.

Programs that open TPL files

Updated 9/29/2020

File Type 8TatukGIS Editor Print Template File

DeveloperTatukGIS
Popularity
1.3 (3 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

.TPL File Association 8

Print template created by TatukGIS Editor, a GIS mapping and data editing program; saves options for the Print dialog that are provided from the dialog's Template drop down list; can include options such as map positioning, legends, and minimap prints; allows different print layouts to be reused.

Programs that open TPL files

Windows
Free Trial
Updated 10/19/2012

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