/TLBOUT (Name .TLB File)



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

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 MSVC 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 Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the Embedded IDL property page.

  4. Modify the Type Library property.

To set this linker option programmatically

  1. See TypeLibraryFile.

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC Linker Options
/IGNOREIDL (Don't Process Attributes into MIDL)
/MIDL (Specify MIDL Command Line Options)
Building an Attributed Program