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What are BROWSER files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BROWSER 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 BROWSER files.

What is a BROWSER file?

The .browser file format is a setting file type that contains information about ASP.NET Browser Definition. It is used as a file

extension for ASP.NET Browser Definition files. BROWSER files are based on extensible markup language (xml) primarily used to store

browser definitions for ASP.NET applications. BROWSER files are frequently stored in text format. Users can use Notepad or any text

editor to create or modify .Browser files, meaning it is not exclusively for a specific application.

ASP.NET is an open-source server-side Web application that supports Web development works to produce dynamic Web pages. Microsoft

created ASP.NET to allow programmers to design and build Web- related programs and services. It also uses the .browser files to help

Web developers in creating applications that can be viewed on mobile devices. BROWSER files can contain directives pertaining to the

use of control adapters and how it should adapt to the behavior of ASP.NET Web server control.

ASP.NET uses the information in the request header to determine what type of browser has made the request. Then ASP.NET uses .browser

files to determine the capabilities of the browser, and how to render markup to that browser.

How to open BROWSER files

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

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

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BROWSER files. Remember, different programs may use BROWSER 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
DBBrowserDBBrowserUser submitted

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