.DISCO File Extension

A .DISCO file is a DISCO Discovery Document, created by Microsoft.

Open with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022+. Available for Windows.

What is a .DISCO file?

The .DISCO file extension is used for a type of file known as a DISCO Discovery Document. This file is an information document that is created and used by DISCO, which is an application developed by Microsoft. The main purpose of this application is to help with the publishing and finding of Web Services on the internet.

A .DISCO file is written in a coding language called XML, which stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML is a way to store and transport data on the web in a structured format. Inside a .DISCO file, you will find links that lead to other discovery documents, XSD schemas, and descriptions of web services. XSD schemas are a way to define the structure, content, and to some extent, the basic data types that XML files should follow. This means that the .DISCO file acts like a map or guide, pointing to various resources needed to understand or connect to a web service.

If you have a .DISCO file and you want to open it, you will need specific software that can handle this type of file. As of now, the program recommended for opening a .DISCO file is Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 or later versions. Microsoft Visual Studio is a powerful development environment that lets developers write code, test it, and publish applications. It supports a wide range of programming languages and file types, including .DISCO files. When you open a .DISCO file in Visual Studio, you can view the XML structure, follow the links to related documents, and work with web services that the .DISCO file is associated with.


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