The file extension TLB is associated with Microsoft OLE, SPSS, and VAX Text Library. Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding is a technology that provides a way to dynamically link files and applications together using a development program such as Visual Basic. SPSS is a software application that is used for data mining to aid with decision making. The VAX Text Library is part of the VAX family of computers which run on the VMS operating system.
If the file extension TLB is related to Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), the file is a various file type that contains information which pertains to the user interface for applications that support Microsoft OLE. The information is created by using Microsoft Visual Basic, which is an application used by developers and programmers for building software applications.
TLB files that are associated with SPSS are a data file type that contains statistics associated with data mining. The statistics are used to analyze and share data with others for the purpose of making informed decisions. SPSS stands for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and is a set of integrated programs that allow for the management and statistical analysis of data from questionnaires and surveys.
If the TLB file extension is created as a VAX Text Library file, the file is a text file type that contains data and information organized as a library for use with the VMS operating system. VAX computers designed with the VMS operating system primarily perform text editing and file management operations. VAX is designed by the Digital Equipment Corporation and is capable of running different types of operating systems.
How to Open TLB Files
Since TLB files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. TLB files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the TLB files are related to Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), they contain source code, which means they can be opened using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux. You can also open and view the contents of a TLB file using a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel for Windows and Mac OS X. If you use Linux, you can use OpenOffice Spreadsheet to view the contents of a TLB file. OpenOffice Spreadsheet is available as a free download on the OpenOffice.org website.
TLB files that are classified as SPSS files must be opened using the SPSS application, which is part of International Business Machines (IBM) since the year 2009. IBM renamed the application Statistical Product and Service Solutions. In order to open this type of SPSS file, you must have access to a system that has SPSS installed.
If the TLB files are associated with VAX and you use Windows, you can open them with HP Open VMS, which is systems software that works with VAX computers running on VMS operating systems. HP Open VMS is available on the Hewlett Packard website.
You can also use any text editing program to open TLB VAX Text Library files. For a Windows-based PC, you can open TLB files using WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. If you use the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.