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.XAP File Extension

File Type 1XACT Project

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CategoryDeveloper Files

What is a XAP file?

Project created with the Microsoft Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT); saved in a text format and contains the intermediate form of the information produced by XACT; includes complete descriptions of wave banks (.XWB files), sound banks (.XSB files), and global settings (.XGS files).

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XAP files can be opened and viewed in a text editor, but they should not be edited manually. Instead, project files should only be modified with XACT.

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Programs that open XAP files

Microsoft XACT
Updated 7/16/2009

File Type 2Silverlight Application Package

4.1 (57 Votes)
CategoryExecutable Files

.XAP File Association 2

Application package originally created for Microsoft Silverlight (a Web browser plug-in enabling rich media content) but now also used for Windows Phone 7 mobile applications; includes a .XAML file named AppManifest.xaml and may include .DLL files reference by the software; stored in the .ZIP format.

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XAP files are commonly used for distributing Windows Phone 7 applications.

Programs that open XAP files

Web browser with Microsoft Silverlight plugin
Web browser with Microsoft Silverlight plugin
Windows Phone
Microsoft Windows Phone
Updated 9/23/2011

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