File Extension Database

Open ASHX File

A file with the ASHX extension is an ASP.NET Web Handler file that often contains references to other web pages used in an ASP.NET web server application.

ASHX file functions are written in the C# programming language, and sometimes the references are so short that an ASHX file can end up being a single line of code.

Most people only encounter ASHX files by accident when trying to download a file from a website, such as a PDF file.

This is because the ASHX file references that PDF file to send it to the browser for download but doesn't name it correctly, appending it with the ASHX extension at the end instead of PDF.

Open an ASHX file

ASHX files are files used with ASP.NET programming and can be opened by any program that codes in ASP.NET, such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

Since they are text files, you can also open ASHX files with a text editing program.

It is important to note that ASHX files are not intended to be viewed or opened by a web browser.

If you have downloaded an ASHX file and expect it to contain information (such as a document or other saved data), there is probably something wrong with the website and instead of generating usable information, the server provided this file, which is usually be useless for most users.

As a final note, an ASHX file is not the same as an ASH file, which can be a Nintendo Wii System Menu file, an Audiosurf Audio Metadata file, or a KoLmafia ASH Script file.

Therefore they should not be treated equally, and each should have its own native application.

Software to open and work with an ASHX file

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • NotePad++
  • Geany

Typical ASHX application file locations:

  • "g:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /dde
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /dde

Typical ASHX mime types:

  • application/xml

Frequently used application names to open ASHX files:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • VisualStudio.ashx.10.0
  • VisualStudio.ashx.9.0

How Can I Open ASHX File on Windows

How Can I Open ASHX File on Mac OS

How Can I Open ASHX File on Android

If you downloaded a ASHX file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open ASHX File on iPhone or iPad

To open ASHX File on iOS device follow steps below:

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