File Type Visual Studio IntelliSense Code Snippet IconVisual Studio IntelliSense Code Snippet
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application; may run a program or script when opened
Popularity ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  Uncommon

A SNIPPET file is a small block of code saved in an XML format. It may be exported from Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual J projects. Snippets can be edited using the Code Snippet Editor and managed using the Code Snippets Manager.

Office 2007 applications can be customized using the Office2007XMLSnippets.msi installation package. Snippet files should be installed within the following directory:

\Visual Studio 2005\Code Snippets\Code Snippets\

Open With

IconMicrosoft Visual Studio

IconMicrosoft Code Snippet Editor

Updated March 21, 2022
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference