DATASOURCE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.datasource - Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source

The DATASOURCE development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. DATASOURCE file is a Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source. Microsoft Visual Studio is a software development environment built on the .NET Framework that is designed for managing projects and development work in a variety of languages.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
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Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source related extensions:
Free Pascal Compiled Unit
Cardbox Macro Script
Free Pascal Assembler Data
CodeWarrior Compiler Data
CodeWarrior Linker Map Data
Code::Blocks XML Data

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

Can't open a .datasource 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.

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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