/TLBOUT (Name .TLB File)




  • path
    An absolute or relative path specification for where the .tlb file should be created.

  • filename
    Specifies the name of the .tlb file created by the MIDL compiler. No file extension is assumed; specify filename.tlb if you want a .tlb extension.


The /TLBOUT option specifies the name and extension of the .tlb file.

The MIDL compiler is called by the Visual C++ linker when linking projects that have the module attribute.

If /TLBOUT is not specified, the .tlb file will get its name from /IDLOUT filename. If /IDLOUT is not specified, the .tlb file will be called vc70.tlb.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the Embedded IDL property page.

  4. Modify the Type Library property.

To set this linker option programmatically

See Also


Setting Linker Options

Linker Options

/IGNOREIDL (Don't Process Attributes into MIDL)

/MIDL (Specify MIDL Command Line Options)

Other Resources

Building an Attributed Program