CXX File

What are CXX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CXX 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 CXX file?

The CXX file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CXX file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the CXX file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about CXX files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open CXX files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 23 different CXX openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Code::BlocksCode::BlocksUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
jGRASPjGRASPUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Xamarin StudioXamarin StudioUser submitted
MonoDevelopMonoDevelopUser submitted
BluefishBluefishUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
ZinjaIZinjaIUser submitted
Seclore FileSecureSeclore FileSecureUser submitted
Open WatcomOpen WatcomUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
CodeWright Programmer's Editing SystemCodeWright Programmer's Editing SystemUser submitted
Param_PCParam_PCUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
Absoft EditorAbsoft EditorUser submitted
AViCAD ProfessionalAViCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Metrowerks CodeWarriorMetrowerks CodeWarriorUser submitted
Falcon C++Falcon C++User submitted
JuggernautJuggernautUser submitted
MasterClips MediaPaq BrowserMasterClips MediaPaq BrowserUser submitted
OAGTPOAGTPUser submitted

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