DGML file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dgml - Directed Graph Markup Language Document

The DGML development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The DGML file is a Directed Graph Markup Language Document. Directed Graph Markup Language (DGML) describes information used for visualization and to perform complexity analysis, and is the format used to persist code maps in Visual Studio.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
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Directed Graph Markup Language Document related extensions:
Zanebug Data
Modgen Source Code
Modula-3 Generic Interface Source Code
IBM Rational Tau U2 Model
OpenScript Script
Asakusa Framework DMDL Model Data

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

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

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

dbml, dgl, dgm, dml, dtml, gml, sgml, xgml

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D DGM Document
Depiction Element Definition Data
GameMaker Studio GML Script
Drillbench Drilling Markup Language Data
Lotus Freelance Graphics Diagram
NetRemote XML-based Configuration Data

Operating systems

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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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