Shader Explorer for Xenko


While digging into Xenko’s shading language XKSL I found the amount of built-in shaders a bit overwhelming and I didn’t really know where to start developing my own shader. To get a better overview, I developed Shader Explorer for Xenko. It is a small tool application which scans the Xenko installation folder for shader source files (*.xksl) and displays all shaders in a tree view, so you can…

  • search for shaders
  • easily see the shader inheritance hierarchy
  • instantly view the shader source code (with rudimentary syntax highlighting)

I thought I’d share it with the community. Maybe it’s useful for someone :slight_smile:


I finally made an account with the forums specifically to thank you for this! I agree the number of shaders is a bit overwhelming to review without a dedicated viewer, windows explorer and notepad++ can only do so much.