CTL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CTL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CTL files.

What is a CTL file?

A .CTL file is a LabVIEW Control data file. Through our analysis of CTL files, we know that one use of the format is LabVIEW Control data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open CTL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CTL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CTL openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CTL

While LabVIEW Control data is a popular type of CTL-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CTL extension.

The CTL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a CTL opener may not be able to open all kinds of CTL files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited CTL viewer.

Phoenix Visual Designer third party control

Through our analysis of CTL files, we know that one use of the format is Phoenix Visual Designer third party control. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CTL openers which you will find listed below.

Visual Basic user-defined control file

Through our analysis of CTL files, we know that one use of the format is Visual Basic user-defined control file. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CTL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CTL files. Remember, different programs may use CTL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Visual BasicVisual BasicUser submitted
National Instruments LabVIEWNational Instruments LabVIEWUser submitted
ROBOLABROBOLABUser submitted
EPOC Install ApplicationEPOC Install ApplicationUser submitted
FilmScribeFilmScribeUser submitted
Family Tree MakerFamily Tree MakerUser submitted
NI LabVIEWNI LabVIEWUser submitted
DAQFactory ExpressDAQFactory ExpressUser submitted
LabVIEWLabVIEWUser submitted
TopSolidTopSolidUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CTL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CTL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!