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.b File Extension

Developer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.; John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz; Chris Pressey; Urban Muller
File type: BASIC Source Code File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .b. Files with the file extension .b can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .b files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .b file?

A BASIC source code file is implemented into the development of applications with the use of the BASIC programming language. "BASIC" stands for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code and was widely used and implemented into computer application development during the late 1960s. A BASIC source code file is used as a module that is referenced by computer applications that were developed using the BASIC programming language, and source code compilation and data encoding specifications are implemented into these BASIC source code files to store its content in the B file format. These BASIC source code files are appended with the .b extension. The B file format is also used by other applications for different purposes.

how to open a .b file?

Launch a .b file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .b file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .b files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .b file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .b file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .b file association errors

applications that open a .b file

Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic

Visual Basic (VB) is an event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model that was first released in 1991. Visual Basic is fairly easy to learn and use. Visual Basic was derived from Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instructional Code (BASIC) and enables rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, and it can be used to create databases with Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects. It can also generate ActiveX controls and objects. The language not only permits programmers to make simple GUI applications, but also to develop applications with more complex functionalities. Programming in VB is a combination of visually arranging components or controls on a form, specifying attributes and actions of those components, and writing additional lines of code for more functionality. Scripting languages like VBA and VBScript are similar, in terms of syntax, to Visual Basic, but perform differently. VB can generate executables (EXE files), ActiveX controls, or DLL files, but is mainly used to build up Windows applications and to interface database systems.
Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) produced by Microsoft. It has a code editor that supports syntax highlighting and code completion using IntelliSense for not only variables, functions and methods but also language constructs like loops and queries; includes a debugger that works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger; includes a host of visual designers to aid in the development of applications and other tools. Visual Studio permits developers to write extensions for Visual Studio to expand its capabilities. These extensions are linked to Visual Studio and extend its functionality. Extensions come in the form of macros, add-ins, and packages. Macros represent repeatable tasks and actions that developers can write programmatically for saving, replaying, and distributing; add-ins gives access to the Visual Studio object model and can interact with the IDE tools; and packages can create designers and other tools, as well as integrate other programming languages.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .b files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .b. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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