.VSIX File Extension
File TypeVisual Studio Extension
This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.
What is a VSIX file?
Software add-on created for Microsoft Visual Studio, a software development IDE for Windows; saved in a .ZIP format and contains files that extend the functionality of the Visual Studio software; stores a package description as well as binaries and other resources that comprise the extension.
Visual Studio extensions can be installed using the Extension Manager UI within the software.
NOTE: You can use the Visual Studio 2010 SDK to create VSIX extensions.