VBScript is an actively used programming language created in 1996. VBScript ("Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition") is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It allows Microsoft Windows system administrators to generate powerful tools for managing computers with error handling, subroutines, and other advanced programming constructs. It can give the user complete control over many aspects of their computing environment. Read more on Wikipedia...
- VBScript ranks in the top 1% of languages
- the VBScript website
- the VBScript wikipedia page
- VBScript first appeared in 1996
- file extensions for VBScript include vbs, vbe, wsf and wsc
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Example code from the Hello World Collection:
' Hello World in VBScript (Windows Scripting Host) msgbox "Hello, World!"
Example code from Wikipedia:
<% Option Explicit %><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>VBScript Example</title> </head> <body> <div><% ' Grab current time from Now() function. ' An '=' sign occurring after a context switch (<%) is shorthand ' for a call to the Write() method of the Response object. Dim timeValue = Now %> The time, in 24-hour format, is <%=Hour(timeValue)%>:<%=Minute(timeValue)%>:<%=Second(timeValue)%>. </div> </body> </html>
Last updated February 18th, 2020