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Open XDR File

XDR file extension stands for External Data Representation. Files with the .xdr extension can be used in multiple ways, depending on their intended purpose. This article aims to explore different formats and ways to open and use these types of files, providing helpful insights and pointers for anyone working with XDR files.

Use in RPC (Remote Procedure Call)

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a protocol that allows client and server software to communicate over a network. The XDR file format is often used to define data structures passed between client and server in RPC applications. The file contains the data's external representation, allowing for cross-platform compatibility.

To work with XDR files in RPC applications, one can use rpcgen, a tool that generates C code based on the contents of an .xdr file. This code can then be compiled and linked with the application to handle data exchange between client and server.

Use in Astronomy

XDR files are also utilized in the field of astronomy, specifically in the storage and processing of data from the XRONOS project. These files are used to represent experiment data in a format that accommodates floating-point or integer values, as well as text.

To work with this type of XDR file, specialized software such as FTOOLS, XSPEC, and XRONOS package can be used. They allow for managing, processing, and analyzing the data contained within these XDR files.

XDR File Important Information

While working with XDR files, it is crucial to note that they're not meant to be opened or edited manually like other document files such as .txt or .docx. Instead, they are intended to be utilized within specific applications that support the XDR format, as mentioned in the above sections. Attempting to edit an XDR file manually may corrupt its original structure and make it unusable in the intended context.

Typical XDR 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
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\vsta.exe" /dde
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\vsta.exe /dde
  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\vsta.exe" /dde

Typical XDR mime types:

  • application/xml

Frequently used application names to open XDR files:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 8

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • VisualStudio.xdr.10.0
  • VisualStudio.xdr.9.0
  • VSTA.xdr.8.0
  • VSTA.xdr.9.0

How Can I Open XDR File on Windows

How Can I Open XDR File on Mac OS

How Can I Open XDR File on Android

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

How to Open XDR File on iPhone or iPad

To open XDR File on iOS device follow steps below:

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