Visual Studio: What is the format of & ldquo; *. Sln & rdquo; file? This is not xml


I used text editor to open an .sln file, it looks like a tree structure, but it's not xml format.

Do you know what format it is, and can we process it using C#, like processing xml conveniently?

Here is the description of the format:

You're right, it is not XML, but another text-based format:

The .sln file contains text-based information the environment uses to find and load the name-value parameters for the persisted data and the project VSPackages it references.

And for parsing the file you can look at this question: Parsing Visual Studio Solution files