What are SLN files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SLN 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 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: February 24, 2023
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.
|Microsoft Expression Blend||User submitted|
|Microsoft Development Environment||User submitted|
|Xamarin Studio||User submitted|
|Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio||User submitted|
|Microsoft Visual Studio CTP||User submitted|
|Blend for Visual Studio||User submitted|
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