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What is the .VB File Extension?

.VB File Extension Description:

Files with the .vb file extension are executable files written in the Visual Basic scripting language. They can be executed in Windows, and such files run directly from the operating system or within Internet Explorer by using the built-in scripting support. In short, the files with the .vb file extension runs by themselves.

In Visual Basic projects, the file extension VB remains the same even if the purpose of the project item were different. Project items are the types of files added to Visual Basic that differ depending on whether you are working in a Web or a local project. The following is the list of available project items that use the VB file extension on local projects:

* Windows Form - used for the creation of Windows applications

* User Control - used for the creation of Windows Form control

* Custom Control - used for the creation of a user-drawn Windows Form control

* Inherited Form - new form used on an existing Windows Form

* Inherited User Control - new control used on an existing Windows Form control

* Windows Service - used for the creation of Windows services

* COM Class - a class that can be used and exposed to COM

* Transactional Component - class for transactional components

* Assembly Information File - contains general assembly information

For Web projects, the following project items use the VB file extension:

* Web Form - used for the creation of Web applications

* Web Service - used to provide exchange interoperable messages via standard protocols such as HTTP, XSD, XML, WSDL, and SOAP

Files with the .vb file extension are used on both local and Web projects for the following project items:

* Module - used for storing group of functions

* Class - code file that contains class declaration

* Component Class - for creating components using the visual designer

* Data Form Wizard - used for Windows and Web applications

* Web Custom Control - class to create ASP.NET server control

* Code File - blank code file

* Installer Class - to be invoked at setup time

Game ROM created from a Nintendo Virtual Boy video game also uses the VB file extension. It contains data from a Virtual Boy cartridge saved in a read-only file and can be played on a PC using a Virtual Boy emulation program such as Red Dragon.

Author: Microsoft Corporation
Author URL:
Related Applications: Visual Basic, Virtual Boy
Common Path: C:/ Program Files


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What Causes .VB files Errors?

.VB files errors are potential severe Windows registry errors and are often brought on because of a corrupted registry entry that should be fixed immediately to avoid additional failure in other applications and/or hardware. During the time the errors remain your personal computer remains in danger of possible blue screen errors, device failure and fatal crashes.

Symptoms of .VB files Errors:

.VB files error symptoms include program crashes, start up or shut down problems, slow pc performance, sluggish behaviour, input freezing, internal speaker beeps, problems accessing program files and issues while installing applications.

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