DATASOURCE file format description

Many people often share .datasource 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 .datasource files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .datasource files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .datasource files.

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.datasource - Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source

The DATASOURCE development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The 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:
Microsoft DirectX D3D Compiled Vertex Shader
Microsoft Visual Studio Generic Test Data
Microsoft Visual Studio Dotfuscator Project
Microsoft DirectX D3D High Level Shader Language
Enterprise Object Framework Model
BASIS GUIBuilder Control 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

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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