.CSPROJ File Extension

C# Project File

The .csproj file contains the project files, references, settings to build the project. When starting a project Visual Studio creates the .csproj and .sln files. The .sln file organizes the projects. ...

General Information

Title CSPROJ File Extension
Extension .csproj
Full Form C# Project File
File Type Project Configuration File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type text/xml

File Function

Primary Function Store project settings
Additional Functions Manage build process, List project resources
Features XML format, MSBuild support

File Characteristics

Quality Structured, Readable
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, XML-based

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
Console Applications Yes
Web Services Yes
Desktop Applications Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script tampering
Best Practices Version control, Secure tokens

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release .NET Framework 2002
Latest Version .NET 6 (2021)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vbproj, .fsproj, .sln

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid editions Windows, Mac
JetBrains Rider Paid, Free trial Windows, Mac, Linux
MonoDevelop Free Windows, Mac, Linux