What is a .CSPROJ File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .csproj extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .csproj file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .CSPROJ file?

The file extension .CSPROJ is Visual Studio C# Project. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .csproj file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CSPROJ file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CSPROJ file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CSPROJ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .csproj file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the JetBrains Rider software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use JetBrains Rider software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CSPROJ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the JetBrains Rider software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CSPROJ file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .csproj file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the JetBrains Rider software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac and JetBrains Rider.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CSPROJ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the JetBrains Rider software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CSPROJ file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .csproj file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the JetBrains Rider software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: JetBrains Rider.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CSPROJ file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the JetBrains Rider software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CSPROJ file?

If you cannot open the .CSPROJ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CSPROJ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .csr – Certificate Signing Request File, .css – Cascading Style Sheet, .cst – CELSYS, .cst – Adobe Systems, .cst – ACD Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CSPROJ file with the JetBrains Rider program on Windows, JetBrains Rider, Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac programs on Mac and JetBrains Rider software on Linux.