Open XAP file

The most commonly used .xap file type: Microsoft Windows Phone and Microsoft Silverlight application

How to open xap files?

xap file icon Have you had trouble opening the xap file on your computer? What are xap files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is xap file?

Xap files can be found as part of Microsoft Silverlight application. Installation packages.

Microsoft Windows Phone and Microsoft Silverlight application description

XAP file is a compressed ZIP file that contains all the necessary files for a Microsoft Silverlight or Windows Phone application.

This includes the application's executable file, resources, DLL files, and other data needed for the application to run. The XAP file format is used for distributing and installing applications on Windows Phone and Silverlight platforms. It is similar to the .APPX file used for Windows Store apps.

Suggested software to open xap file

Microsoft Visual Studio

IDE for creating programs, or websites and web applications

Microsoft Silverlight

A free web-browser plug-in that enables interactives, rich and immersive applications

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile

Mobile operating system for smart phones

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

An operating system for smart mobile phones based on Windows NT kernel

Microsoft Windows Phone 7

A mobile operating system

Other XAP file name extensions using the same .xap suffix

.xap - XACT project file

Files with xap extension are used by Microsoft XACT program for one of its default file types. It is a document project saved in a text file format.

Open xap file with: Microsoft XACT

.xap - Xbox dashboard script

Files with xap file extension might also be potentially found as old scripts for Xbox 360 video console. Not related to later Silverlight or XACT packages.

Open xap file with: We are sorry, there is currently no software link record to open this xap file type in the database.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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