What are TLB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TLB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your TLB files.
What is a TLB file?
TLB files have multiple uses, and Windows Type Library is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Windows Type Library
A type library is used by programmers to add features to their programs by embedding a COM object developed independently of their own program. It could be, e.g., a PDF viewer developed by a third-party company that they use to add PDF-viewing capabilities to their app.
The type library contains properties and methods that the developer can use to interact with the code in the COM object. COM objects are also used as an interface layer between program code written in different programming languages. For example, you can call a COM object written in Visual Basic from a C++ Application because it uses a common interface.
How to open TLB files
Important: Different programs may use files with the TLB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TLB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different TLB openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .TLB
While Windows Type Library is a popular type of TLB-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .TLB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Character Table Library
We know that one TLB format is Character Table Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Moebius Tile Library
We know that one TLB format is Moebius Tile Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
SPSS Type Library
We know that one TLB format is SPSS Type Library. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of TLB files. Remember, different programs may use TLB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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