.VSIX File Extension

Visual Studio Extension File

A VSIX package contains Visual Studio extensions. It uses metadata for installing extensions. The metadata is in the manifest and [Content_Types].xml file. A VSIX package can also contain localized se...

General Information

Title VSIX File Extension
Extension .vsix
Full Form Visual Studio Extension File
File Type Package File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vsix

File Function

Primary Function Extend functionality
Additional Functions Package installation, Distribution format
Features Versioned, Compressed

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on content
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with tools

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
IDE Customization Yes
Productivity Tools Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code
Best Practices Signature verification, Use trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2008
Latest Version Varies by extension

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .exe, .msi, .zip

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Visual Studio Free, Commercial Windows, Mac
Visual Studio Code Free Windows, Mac, Linux