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.dsp File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Visual C++ 6 Project File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dsp. Files with the file extension .dsp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dsp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dsp file?

The content of a Visual C++ 6 project file is encoded in the DSP format, and these DSP files can be created, opened and edited with the Visual C++ 6 application. These Visual C++ 6 project files are affixed with the .dsp extension, and the Visual C++ 6 program is classified as a software development application. The data stored in a DSP file may include program configurations, settings and asset data among other reference details of the source code implemented into associated applications. The DSP file format is mainly implemented for tracking and monitoring the developmental progress of a Visual C++ software project. This means a group of developers working on a Visual C++ software development project can use the data stored in the DSP file associated to their project in order to improve and debug certain functionalities of the application. The Visual Studio 2010 program from Microsoft implements support for these DSP files and associated Visual C++ applications, and this version can be installed in Mac platforms to start creating, opening and editing Visual C++ programs and its associated DSP files.

how to open a .dsp file?

Launch a .dsp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dsp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dsp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dsp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dsp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dsp file association errors

applications that open a .dsp file

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) produced by Microsoft. It has a code editor that supports syntax highlighting and code completion using IntelliSense for not only variables, functions and methods but also language constructs like loops and queries; includes a debugger that works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger; includes a host of visual designers to aid in the development of applications and other tools. Visual Studio permits developers to write extensions for Visual Studio to expand its capabilities. These extensions are linked to Visual Studio and extend its functionality. Extensions come in the form of macros, add-ins, and packages. Macros represent repeatable tasks and actions that developers can write programmatically for saving, replaying, and distributing; add-ins gives access to the Visual Studio object model and can interact with the IDE tools; and packages can create designers and other tools, as well as integrate other programming languages.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dsp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dsp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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