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What are SLN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SLN 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 SLN files.

What is a SLN file?

SLN files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Visual Studio Solution is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution

Files that contain the .sln file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Visual Studio software application.

These SLN files contain information about the project environment and the state of the project when the SLN file was created. The SLN files created by the Microsoft Visual Studio software are stored in a text-based file format.

These files are similar to the VBG files used by the Microsoft Visual Basic software program.

How to open SLN files

We have identified one SLN opener that is compatible with this specific type of SLN file.

Programs that open Microsoft Visual Studio Solution files

Last updated: January 3, 2024

All known file formats using extension .SLN

While Microsoft Visual Studio Solution is a popular type of SLN-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .SLN file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Alpha Four Search List

We know that one SLN format is Alpha Four Search List. 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 SLN openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ChemDoodleChemDoodleVerified
Microsoft Expression BlendMicrosoft Expression BlendUser submitted
Xamarin StudioXamarin StudioUser submitted
Microsoft Blend for Visual StudioMicrosoft Blend for Visual StudioUser submitted
MonoDevelopMonoDevelopUser submitted
SharpDevelopSharpDevelopUser submitted
AirParrotAirParrotUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CTPMicrosoft Visual Studio CTPUser submitted
Blend for Visual StudioBlend for Visual StudioUser submitted
Microsoft Visual C# ExpressMicrosoft Visual C# ExpressUser submitted

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