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ASHX file format description

Many people share .ashx files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ashx file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ashx files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ashx - ASP.NET HTTP Handler

ASHX file is an ASP.NET HTTP Handler. An ASP.NET HTTP handler is the process (frequently referred to as the "endpoint") that runs in response to a request made to an ASP.NET Web application. ASP.NET was first released in January 2002 with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework, and is the successor to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. (ASP is the server-side execution environment in Microsoft Internet Information Server that enables you to run scripts on the server.)

.ashx file format description:
ASHX format
Visual Studio - Visual Web Developer
Development files
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ASP.NET HTTP Handler related links:
ASP.NET HTTP Handler related extensions:
ASP.NET User Controls
ASP.NET Web Service
ASP.NET Trace Handler
ASP.NET Master Page
Microsoft Presentation Framework Page

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ashx file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ashx files. Be especially cautious with .ashx files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ashx file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ashx file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ahx, asx, asmx, asbx, shx, astx, ash

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

AHX Encoded Audio
ArcView Shape Index
KoLmafia ASH Script
ASP.NET Web Service
Adobe Story Exported Script
Advanced Stream Redirector

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