WSDL File Extension

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Web Services Description Language Format
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    W3C
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What is WSDL file?

WSDL filename suffix is mostly used for Web Services Description Language Format files. W3C defined the Web Services Description Language Format format standard. WSDL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with WSDL extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. Microsoft Visual Studio supports WSDL files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about WSDL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support WSDL file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support WSDL files. Files with WSDL suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support WSDL file

How to open file with WSDL extension?

Being unable to open files with WSDL extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with WSDL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with WSDL files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

Problems with opening and working with WSDL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WSDL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio or one to the listed programs: oXygen XML Editor, Stylus Studio. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Visual Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

You still cannot access WSDL files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with WSDL may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Web Services Description Language Format files with Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate WSDL files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the WSDL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open WSDL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WSDL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with WSDL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the WSDL is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper WSDL file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the WSDL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the WSDL file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. WSDL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with WSDL extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the WSDL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with WSDL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Web Services Description Language Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Visual Studio

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WSDL files. Close all running programs and try opening the WSDL file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Web Services Description Language Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with WSDL files affecting older versions of given software.

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