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CPP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cpp - C++ Source Code

CPP file is a C++ Source Code. C++ is a general-purpose programming language. It is a statically-typed free-form multi-paradigm language supporting procedural programming, data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and generic programming.

.cpp file format description:
CPP format
Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
- / -
cc, cplusplus, cxx
C++ Source Code related links:
C++ Source Code related extensions:
Visual Studio .NET ACT Project
Windows 8 App Package Symbols
Windows 8 App Upload Package
Visual Studio ACT Project
ASP.NET Browser Definition
Visual Studio Browser Information

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

Can't open a .cpp 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 .cpp file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

clp, xpp, spp, pcp, dpp, cpl, cop, vpp, pp, fpp, cpo, cp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Visual Paradigm Project
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TINA Complex Parameter List
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X++ Source Code

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