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.vbw File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Visual Basic Workspace File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .vbw. Files with the file extension .vbw can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .vbw files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .vbw file?

A Visual Basic workspace file is the standard project output file implemented by the Visual Basic software from Microsoft. Source code compilation standards proprietary to Microsoft are integrated into these Visual Basic workspace files, and data encoding specifications also proprietary to Microsoft are implemented into a Visual Basic workspace file to save its content in the VBW file format. The data stored in a Visual Basic workspace file includes reference details associated to other program files and forms integrated into a Visual Basic project. The Visual Basic software is a Microsoft Windows application development program, though development and support for this application has been discontinued by Microsoft, and in its place is now the Microsoft Visual Studio software. Affixed with the .vbw extension, these Visual Basic workspace files are automatically generated by the Visual Basic software, which then associates this file to other program files included in its content as reference data once a Visual Basic user saves the project.

how to open a .vbw file?

Launch a .vbw file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .vbw file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .vbw files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .vbw file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .vbw file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .vbw file association errors

applications that open a .vbw file

Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic

Visual Basic (VB) is an event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model that was first released in 1991. Visual Basic is fairly easy to learn and use. Visual Basic was derived from Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instructional Code (BASIC) and enables rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, and it can be used to create databases with Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects. It can also generate ActiveX controls and objects. The language not only permits programmers to make simple GUI applications, but also to develop applications with more complex functionalities. Programming in VB is a combination of visually arranging components or controls on a form, specifying attributes and actions of those components, and writing additional lines of code for more functionality. Scripting languages like VBA and VBScript are similar, in terms of syntax, to Visual Basic, but perform differently. VB can generate executables (EXE files), ActiveX controls, or DLL files, but is mainly used to build up Windows applications and to interface database systems.
Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) produced by Microsoft. It has a code editor that supports syntax highlighting and code completion using IntelliSense for not only variables, functions and methods but also language constructs like loops and queries; includes a debugger that works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger; includes a host of visual designers to aid in the development of applications and other tools. Visual Studio permits developers to write extensions for Visual Studio to expand its capabilities. These extensions are linked to Visual Studio and extend its functionality. Extensions come in the form of macros, add-ins, and packages. Macros represent repeatable tasks and actions that developers can write programmatically for saving, replaying, and distributing; add-ins gives access to the Visual Studio object model and can interact with the IDE tools; and packages can create designers and other tools, as well as integrate other programming languages.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .vbw files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .vbw. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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