Information about the .xap (xap) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .xap (xap) file type.

Silverlight application.

A .xap file is a compiled Silverlight application. It is a compressed archive containing all of the files and folders needed by a Silverlight application. It is possible to view the contents of the .xap file by renaming it to .zip and using a standard unzip tool.

.xap files (applications) can be generated using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or later (Visual Studio 2008 requires a downloadable plug-in), or with Microsoft Expression Blend.

Note: "xap" is pronounced as "zap".

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .xap files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .xap. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.