/TLBOUT (Name .TLB File)


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## Remarks  
 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.  
## Remarks  
 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](../Topic/module%20\(C++\).md) attribute.  
 If /TLBOUT is not specified, the .tlb file will get its name from [/IDLOUT](../Topic/-IDLOUT%20\(Name%20MIDL%20Output%20Files\).md) *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](../Topic/Working%20with%20Project%20Properties.md).  
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](assetId:///P:Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCLinkerTool.TypeLibraryFile?qualifyHint=False&autoUpgrade=True).  
## See Also  
 [Setting Linker Options](../Topic/Setting%20Linker%20Options.md)   
 [Linker Options](../Topic/Linker%20Options.md)   
 [/IGNOREIDL (Don't Process Attributes into MIDL)](../Topic/-IGNOREIDL%20\(Don't%20Process%20Attributes%20into%20MIDL\).md)   
 [/MIDL (Specify MIDL Command Line Options)](../Topic/-MIDL%20\(Specify%20MIDL%20Command%20Line%20Options\).md)   
 [Building an Attributed Program](../Topic/Building%20an%20Attributed%20Program.md)