.MDX File Extension

There are 6 file types use the .MDX file extension:

  1. Warcraft 3 Model File
  2. Extended Media Descriptor File
  3. MDict Dictionary File
  4. Multiple Index File
  5. Rational XDE Model File
  6. MDX Source Code File

1. Warcraft 3 Model File

Warcraft 3 Model File

Model file used by Warcraft III, a real-time strategy game where players build bases and control units in the fictional world of Azeroth; stores a 3D game model and includes meshes and textures for units or buildings; used for storing pre-fabricated 3D models or for customizing 3D models using editors.

MDX files are the binary version of .MDL 3D model text files.

Software's name License Platforms
Biturn Biturn Free Windows
Blizzard Warcraft 3 Blizzard Warcraft 3 Paid MacWindows
Blizzard Warcraft 3 Art Tools Blizzard Warcraft 3 Art Tools Paid Windows
chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D Shareware Windows
MDX Squisher MDX Squisher Free Windows

Updated: January 17, 2018

2. Extended Media Descriptor File

Extended Media Descriptor File

Disc image file created by DAEMON Tools, a utility used to create CD and DVD disc images and emulate the original discs as virtual drives; contains both the disc volume formatting metadata and the disc data.

MDX files are designed to replace the combination of .MDS and .MDF files by storing all disc image data in one file.

NOTE: Extended media descriptor files are also referred to as "Media Data eXtended" files.

Software's name License Platforms
Astroburn Astroburn Free Trial Windows
DT Soft Daemon Tools DT Soft Daemon Tools Commercial MacWindows

Updated: February 18, 2011

3. MDict Dictionary File

MDict Dictionary File
  • Developer Octopus Studio
  • Popularity
    3.1 (15 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format Binary

An MDX file is a dictionary file used by MDict, a multi-language dictionary application for Windows and mobile platforms. It contains a collection of words and definitions. MDX files allow users to create and use custom dictionaries.

NOTE: The iOS version of MDict provides an embedded web browser that can be used for downloading dictionaries.

Software's name License Platforms
Octopus Studio MDict Octopus Studio MDict Paid AndroidiOSWindowsWindows Phone

Updated: August 28, 2016

4. Multiple Index File

Multiple Index File
  • Developer dataBased Intelligence
  • Popularity
    3.0 (9 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

Index associated with a database file; typically created along with a .DBF file; can be opened with dBASE IV or Borland InterBase.

Software's name License Platforms
dBase dBase Commercial Windows
Embarcadero InterBase Embarcadero InterBase Free Trial Windows

Updated: February 15, 2021

5. Rational XDE Model File

Rational XDE Model File
  • Developer IBM
  • Popularity
    3.0 (3 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format XML

Model created with IBM's Rational XDE (eXtended Development Environment); available in multiple versions, including Java and Visual Studio; saved in XML format and can be navigated using the XDEModelWalker included with Rational XDE software.

MDX files are similar to .MDL files created by IBM's Rational Rose.

Software's name License Platforms
IBM Rational XDE Developer IBM Rational XDE Developer Windows

Updated: November 10, 2006

6. MDX Source Code File

MDX Source Code File

An MDX file is a Markdown (.MD) file that includes elements of JavaScript XML (.JSX) syntax. It contains source code that is part of a React webpage or application. MDX files can be opened in any text editor, but are meant to be opened in source code editors.

Markdown is a simple markup language that developers use to format text before converting it to HTML. Markdown is written and saved as plain text but includes inline symbols that define how the text will be formatted after being converted to HTML. Markdown is often used to produce simple websites, webpages, and other online content.

Developers who want to extend their Markdown files to include JavaScript XML syntax and React components can do so using the MDX library. Typically, developers use React and JSX to develop single-page web and mobile applications written entirely in JavaScript. MDX allows developers to include JSX components, including styled backgrounds, interactive charts, and alerts, in Markdown-formatted files, sprucing up their otherwise spartan web content.

Because MDX files are plain text files, you can open them in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (Mac). However, if you plan to edit an MDX file, you should open it in a source code editor, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code (cross-platform) or Github Atom (cross-platform). With the MDX library installed, source code editors provide helpful editing tools and highlight Markdown and JSX syntax correctly.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
GitHub Atom GitHub Atom Open Source LinuxMacWindows
MDX MDX Free LinuxMacWindows
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio Commercial Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Microsoft Visual Studio Code Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Vim Vim Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: March 31, 2021

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