File Extension IDL

.IDL File

File extension: IDL


Notes about the IDL file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The IDL file type is primarily associated with 'CRiSP Harvest File'.

Detailed information for file extension IDL:


Primary association: CRiSP Harvest File

Other applications associated with file type IDL:

  • OMG CORBA Interface Definition LanguageOMG IDL is the language used to describe the interfaces that client objects call and object implementations provide. An interface definition written in OMG IDL completely defines the interface and fully specifies each operation's parameters. An OMG IDL interface provides the information needed to develop clients that use the interface's operations. Clients are written in languages for which mappings from OMG IDL concepts have been defined.
  • Snappy Devdocs
  • Visual C++ (Interface Definition File) by Microsoft Corporation



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .IDL

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: idlfile, FileType: IDL file, AppName: Microsoft (R) Developer Studio

ProgramID: idlfile, FileType: Interface Definition Language File, AppName: Microsoft Visual Studio NET 2002
EXEFile: devenv.exe

ProgramID: idlfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde

ProgramID: VisualStudio.idl.7.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde

ProgramID: JBuilder.IDL
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Borland\JBuilder Foundation 4.0\bin\JBuilderW.exe +SHELL

ProgramID: VisualStudio.idl.7.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde

ProgramID: VisualStudio.idl.8.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde %1

ProgramID: VCExpress.idl.8.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\VCExpress.exe /dde %1

ProgramID: VCExpress.idl.8.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\VCExpress.exe /dde

ProgramID: VisualStudio.idl.9.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe

ProgramID: VCExpress.idl.9.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\VCExpress.exe


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