Creating MapInfo Pro tab files outside of MapInfo Pro

Product Affected: MapInfo Pro™
We do not publish the internal specifications for TAB files (e.g. the binary format files) as it is a proprietary format.
There have been users who have reverse engineered the format and created an MITAB library. However this is not going to be comprehensive or be completely up to date.

If users would like to create tables on their own, they can use the "MITAB library".
This a 3rd party product and is not supported by Pitney Bowes.
Alternatively users can contact MapInfo Pro Product Management and obtain a license to use our own MFAL library for their applications.

We do publish the MapInfo Interchange Format (MIF\MID) files in our documentation, and it does have most of the info needed for the text-based *.TAB file itself.
If deciding to use MITAB or another solution other than MFAL however, users will need to seek support with the supplier of the solution.
UPDATED:  December 5, 2019