A vbd file extension is related to the Microsoft Visual Basic and used for its ActiveX documents.

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Software that open vbd file

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VBD file extension - Microsoft Visual Basic ActiveX document

What is vbd file? How to open vbd files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

vbd file icon: vbd filetype icon

The vbd file extension is associated with Microsoft Visual Basic and used for ActiveX documents which are primarily used for Web programming.

Put simply, an ActiveX document is a Visual Basic application that is "published" to a Web site and then downloaded and executed in the user’s Web browser. An ActiveX document is not a Web page in the usual sense, as it involves no HTML or script.

To the end user however, this distinction is moot, as all they really care about is what they see and do on-screen. They usually do not give a tinker’s damn about the underlying technology. If you have worked with Visual Basic to any extent, you know its incredible power, and the ability to deploy full-fledged Visual Basic programs as Web-based applications should be a tempting inducement.

Updated: May 11, 2024

The default software associated to open vbd file:

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer was traditionally used as a default web browser that comes as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The last version was Internet Explorer 11.

Internet Explorer was retired on June 15, 2022, and replaced by a new Microsoft Edge browser.

Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge. It was removed in newer Windows OS versions.

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is a web browser introduced in the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to share, read, and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Visual Studio to open *.vbd document files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

Find conversions from vbd file:

vbd to pdf

List of software applications associated to the .vbd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open vbd file, edit vbd file, convert vbd file, view vbd file, play vbd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting vbd files.

Software that open vbd file - Microsoft Visual Basic ActiveX document

Programs supporting the exension vbd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open vbd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with vbd file by default:
Microsoft Internet Explorer small icon Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Other suggested software:
Firefox small icon Firefox
Google Chrome small icon Google Chrome
Opera browser small icon Opera browser

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