CSDL file format description

Many people often share .csdl files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .csdl files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .csdl files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .csdl files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .csdl file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.csdl - Conceptual Schema Definition Language Data

The CSDL development files are related to Entity Framework. The 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.

Application:Entity Framework
Category:Development files
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Conceptual Schema Definition Language Data related extensions:

  • reb REBOL Source Code
  • vsdisco Visual Studio .NET Dynamic Discovery Data
  • rvf RichView Format Data
  • dvtplugin Xcode DVT Plug-in
  • xpp X++ Source Code
  • edb Euphoria Database

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .csdl file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .csdl extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .csdl files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .csdl files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .csdl file

To set the .csdl file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .csdl file association. Many applications can open .csdl files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .csdl file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cdl, csd, csl, sdl, ssdl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .csdl filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .csdl:

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