.XSD File Extension

File Type 1

XML Schema Definition

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.9  |  107 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format XML

What is an XSD file?

An XSD file is a file used to define what elements and attributes may appear in an XML document. It also defines the relationship of the elements and what data may be stored in them. XSD files are written in the W3C XML Schema language.

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Screenshot of a .xsd file in Microsoft XML Notepad 2007
XSD file open in Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

An XSD file stores its contents as plain text in XML format, which means the files can be opened and viewed by any text editor and numerous other programs. However, if you want to edit an XSD file, you should use an XML editor, such as Microsoft XML Notepad, Bare Bones BBEdit, or SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor.

NOTE: XSD files may be used as an alternative to Document Type Definition (.DTD) files for defining XML schemas.

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Programs that open XSD files

Updated November 29, 2017
File Type 2

Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch 4 Pattern

Developer HobbyWare
Popularity
3.0  |  1 Vote
Category Misc Files
Format Text and Binary

What is an XSD file?

An XSD file is a cross stitch pattern created by Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch 4. It contains text and binary data Pattern Maker uses to load a pattern and show it to users. You can open XSD files in Pattern Maker Viewer 4, Cross Stitch Saga, or Cross Stitch Paradise.

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Screenshot of a .xsd file in Pattern Maker Viewer 4
XSD file open in Pattern Maker Viewer 4

Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch 4 is a Windows program that allows cross stitchers to create and edit cross stitch patterns. Patterns created in Pattern Maker can:

  • Be comprised of many stitch types, including full, half, quarter, and speciality stitches
  • Contain up to 999 x 999 full stitches
  • Be viewed in stitch, symbolic, solid, or informational mode

In version 4, Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch began saving users' cross stitch patterns as XSD files. While the XSD format is proprietary to Pattern Maker, some non-Pattern Maker programs can open XSD files.

How to open an XSD file

Windows users can open an XSD file in Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch 4 or Pattern Maker Viewer 4. Pattern Maker Viewer is a free program that allows users to open, view, and print any XSD file.

Android users can open XSD files in either Cross Stitch Paradise or Cross Stitch Saga. iOS users can open XSD files in Cross Stitch Saga.

Programs that open XSD files

Updated February 7, 2022

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