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CSDL file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.csdl - Conceptual Schema Definition Language Data

The CSDL development files are related to Entity Framework. CSDL file is a Conceptual Schema Definition Language Data. Conceptual Schema Definition Language (CSDL) is an XML-based language that describes the entities, relationships, and functions that make up a conceptual model of a data-driven application.

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

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

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

cdl, csd, csl, sdl, ssdl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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