What are XSD files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XSD 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 an XSD file?
XSD files have multiple uses, and XML Schema is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
XSD is an acronym for XML Schema Description. Files that contain the .xsd file extension are used in order to determine which attributes and elements will appear in an associated XML document. An XSD file may also be used to determine what data is stored in the file elements.
How to open XSD files
We have identified six XSD openers that are compatible with this specific type of XSD file.
Programs that open XML Schema files
|Oxygen XML Editor||Verified|
|Liquid XML Studio||Verified|
|XMLmind XML Editor||Verified|
|XML Copy Editor||Verified|
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .XSD
While XML Schema is a popular type of XSD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .XSD file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Cross Stitch Pattern
The Pattern Maker software application, a cross-stitch program, also uses files with extension XSD. They contain cross stitch patterns (designs) created by professional and amateur cross stitch fans.
You can transfer these designs to an embroidery machine, which will stitch the design automatically without human intervention.
XSD opener for Windows
We have identified 2 XSD openers that are compatible with this specific type of XSD file.
Data Format Description Language Schema
This is a file format that implements a standard way to describe text and binary data. It was published as an Open Grid Forum Proposed Recommendation in 2011.
A DFDL schema makes it possible to read any text or binary data from their native formats and present the data as if it came from the same source - that is, data in multiple formats can be transformed into a common output using the definitions in the DFDL schema. The reverse process is also possible - going from a standard format to native formats.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different XSD openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of XSD files. Remember, different programs may use XSD 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 Extensions||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Materials Studio||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|Pattern Maker for cross stitch, Std||User submitted|
|Pattern Maker for cross stitch, Pro||User submitted|
|Oracle Document Editor||User submitted|
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