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What are CS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CS 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 CS files.

What is a CS file?

CS files have multiple uses, and C# Source Code is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

C# Source Code File

Files that contain the .cs file extension are files that contain source code written in the C# ("C-Sharp") programming language. C# is a programming language used to create a variety of .NET applications. It is commonly created with the Microsoft Visual C# toolset.

The CS files are usually compiled by a csc.exe file. The types of source code code that a CS file can contain may include source code for console applications, library files and GUI applications.

How to open CS files

We have identified five CS openers that are compatible with this specific type of CS file.

Programs that open C# Source Code files

Microsoft Visual StudioMicrosoft Visual StudioVerified

Last updated: January 26, 2024

All known file formats using extension .CS

While C# Source Code File is a popular type of CS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ColorSchemer Studio Color Scheme

We know that one CS format is ColorSchemer Studio Color Scheme. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CS files. Remember, different programs may use CS 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
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Xamarin StudioXamarin StudioUser submitted
SharpDevelopSharpDevelopUser submitted
Seclore FileSecureSeclore FileSecureUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
Master Software ToolsMaster Software ToolsUser submitted
Color SchemerColor SchemerUser submitted

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