.XSX File Extension
File TypeVisual Studio XML Schema Layout File
What is an XSX file?
An XSX file is an XML properties file used by Microsoft Visual Studio, a Windows IDE. It contains layout settings for an XML schema, which is stored in an .XSD file. Previous versions of Visual Studio auto-generated XSX files when developers designed schema layouts in the XML Schema Designer interface.
If you accidentally delete an XSX file while editing a schema, you can regenerate the file by closing and re-opening your schema.
NOTE: The original XML Schema Designer component was included with Visual Studio 2005, but was not included with Visual Studio 2008 and later. Microsoft revamped and reintroduced the XML Schema Designer in Visual Studio 2010. However, Visual Studio 2010 and later versions do not generate XSX files.
How do I open an XSX file?
You can open an XSX file in Microsoft Visual Studio by following these steps:
- From the Visual Studio menu bar, select .
- Navigate to the folder containing your XSX file.
- Select your XSX file and click .