Open VB files

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    Microsoft Visual Studio Visual Basic Script Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a VB file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a VB file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your VB file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is VB file?

The extension VB identifies source code files of the programming language Visual Basic.

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Unlike often reading, VB is not the extension for VBScript files. This is vbs.

Nor is Visual Basic equivalent to Visual Basic for Applications (for applications). It's similar, but it works differently.

Microsoft Visual Basic is a relatively easy-to-learn object-oriented programming language that still allows the creation of complex applications. It allows the rapid development of graphical interfaces and has a compiler.

Visual Basic appeared in 1991 and has been constantly evolving. After the version 6 of 1998 appeared with Visual BAsic.NET the successor, which contains however significant changes. These are so profound that an implementation of older source code is required.

The content of VB files can be edited with any text editor, but creating a working application requires a Visual Basic IDE. This is also recommended for editing.

Programs which can open a VB file

How to open file with VB extension?

In order to open a file with VB extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening VB file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with VB files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Dreamweaver or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening VB files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support VB files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of VB files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Dreamweaver as the default program for opening VB files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate VB files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with VB files

Sometimes problems with opening VB files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • VB files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open VB files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • VB file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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