XAM file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xam - Xamarin Package

The XAM archive files are related to Xamarin. The XAM file is a Xamarin Package. Xamarin is a framework which allows us to create cross platform apps through C# coding.

Archive files
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Xamarin Package related extensions:
Xamarin Android XML Layout
Xamarin Workbook Data
Xamarin Zipped XML Data

.xaml - Extensible Application Markup Language

The XAML application files are related to Microsoft Silverlight. The XAML file is an Extensible Application Markup Language file. Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) is an XML based declarative language that is used in the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight to define the user interface and animations.

Microsoft Silverlight
Application files
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Extensible Application Markup Language related extensions:
SPSS Script
E-Prime E-Run 2.x Script
TI-83 Calculator Program
ETcl Kit
Eavesdropper Batch
Ore Executable

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

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

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

aam, am, axm, cam, dam, sam, xa, xal, xan, xm, xma, xqm, xwm, xzm, zam

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Ami Pro Document
Xbox 360 Native Audio
PaleoMag ASCII Sample Data
Open XAL Configuration
CircuitCAM Design
Exient XGS Asset List 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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