.VSS File Extension

Visio Stencil File

Files with .vss extension contain Microsoft Visio smart shapes and stencils. .VSS files store groups of shapes, objects, or connectors to import into Visio drawings. .VSS files are used by programs on...

General Information

Title VSS File Extension
Extension .vss
Full Form Visio Stencil File
File Type Stencil File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vnd.visio

File Function

Primary Function Stores stencils
Additional Functions Shapes collection
Features Pre-drawn objects

File Characteristics

Quality Vector-based
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Diagramming Yes
Flowcharts Yes
Network design Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Macro viruses
Best Practices Scan for malware

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version Varies with Visio version

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vsd, .vdx, .vsdx

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visio Paid Windows
LibreOffice Draw Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Nektony VSD Viewer Paid Mac