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What are ASHX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ASHX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ASHX files.

What is an ASHX file?

The .ashx file extension is most commonly used by the ASP.NET HTTP handler that was created by Microsoft. Files that contain the .ashx extension are web pages that are processed by an ASP.NET handler.

When a visitor accesses this type of web page, the handler references another page that produces a specified code. The code is then sent to the visitor's Internet browser. The files that contain the .ashx file extension are very similar in nature to ASPX files.

ASHX files are a common way of implementing an http handler without the need for pre-compiling of the handler code within your files.

How to open ASHX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ASHX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ASHX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different ASHX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ASHX files. Remember, different programs may use ASHX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Xamarin StudioXamarin StudioUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
MonoDevelopMonoDevelopUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Foxit PDF ReaderFoxit PDF ReaderUser submitted
Embarcadero C++ BuilderEmbarcadero C++ BuilderUser submitted

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