VBW File Type

- The quick facts

What are VBW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VBW file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a VBW file?

Files that contain the .vbw file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Visual Basic software application. Microsoft Visual Basic is used by software developers to create software applications in the Visual Basic language using a user-friendly development interface. Visual Basic is an object-orientated programming language developed by Microsoft.

The VBW files that are used by the Microsoft Visual Basic software create workspace files that are created with the software application. These files are used to develop word processing, Web and mobile applications for the Windows operating environment.

Microsoft Visual Basic was discontinued by Microsoft. The program has been replaced by the newer Visual Studio for Windows and Web development application.

How to open VBW files

Important: Different programs may use files with the VBW file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your VBW file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 4, 2010

Suggest another file format using extension VBW

While we know of one file format using the .VBW file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .VBW file.