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XAP file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xap - Silverlight Application Package

The XAP application files are related to Microsoft Silverlight. XAP file is s Silverlight Application Package. Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework that provides functionalities similar to those in Adobe Flash, integrating multimedia, graphics, animations and interactivity into a single runtime environment. Silverlight applications are downloaded by the browser in XAP files. These XAP files are essentially .zip files that contain an assembly manifest file and one or more assemblies.

Microsoft Silverlight
Application files
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Silverlight Application Package related extensions:
JScript Encoded Script File
Extensible Application Markup Language
SymbianOS Compiled Resource
Native Client Executable
Automator Converter Action
Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Launcher

.xap - XACT Project File

The XAP development files are related to XNA Game Studio. XAP file is a XACT Project File. Xbox Audio Creation Tool is an audio programming library and engine released by Microsoft as part of the DirectX SDK.

XNA Game Studio
Development files
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XACT Project File related extensions:
Visual C++ Dialog
RapidWeaver Style File
Adobe RoboHelp Screen Layout Page
Adobe RoboHelp Exported Screen Layout
Shockwave Flash Debug
EasyLanguage Document

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

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

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

aap, ap, axp, cap, dap, sap, xa, xal, xao, xp, xpa, xqp, xwp, xzp, zap

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

SoniqSync Extended Playlist
CDBurnerXP Audio Disc Compilation
Open XAL Configuration
AppGini v3 Project
Freestyle Dash Skin
Atari SAP Music

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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