What are ASHX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ASHX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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: February 24, 2023
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 Extensions||User submitted|
|Edge Code CC||User submitted|
|Xamarin Studio||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|Picasa Photo Viewer||Discontinued|
|Adobe Photoshop||User submitted|
|Foxit PDF Reader||User submitted|
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