.VBD File Extension

Visual Basic ActiveX Document

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General Information

Title VBD File Extension
Extension .vbd
Full Form Visual Basic ActiveX Document
File Type ActiveX Document
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vnd.vbd

File Function

Primary Function Store Visual Basic components
Additional Functions Execute in browser
Features ActiveX, Embeddable

File Characteristics

Quality Dependent on content
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Development Yes
Client-side Scripting Yes
ActiveX Controls Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks ActiveX vulnerabilities
Best Practices Signed controls, Update IE

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1990s
Latest Version Tied to VB6 (1998)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vb, .frm, .ocx, .dll

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid versions Windows
Microsoft Internet Explorer Free Windows