CSDL File Type

- The quick facts

What are CSDL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CSDL 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 a CSDL file?

A .CSDL file is an ADO.NET Conceptual Schema Definition Language file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open CSDL files

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

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: September 17, 2012

Suggest another file format using extension CSDL

While we know of one file format using the .CSDL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CSDL file.