VBScript

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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 without error handling and with subroutines and other advanced programming constructs. It can give the user complete control over many aspects of their computing environment.

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VBScript
DeveloperMicrosoft
First appeared1996; 27 years ago (1996)
Stable release
5.8
OSWindows
Filename extensions.vbs, .vbe, .wsf, .wsc (.asp, .hta, .htm, .html)
Websitedocs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/t0aew7h6(v=vs.85)
Major implementations
Windows Script Host, Active Server Pages
Influenced by
Visual Basic
Influenced
Windows PowerShell
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VBScript uses the Component Object Model to access elements of the environment within which it is running; for example, the FileSystemObject (FSO) is used to create, read, update and delete files. VBScript has been installed by default in every desktop release of Microsoft Windows since Windows 98;[1] in Windows Server since Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack;[2] and optionally with Windows CE (depending on the device it is installed on).

A VBScript script must be executed within a host environment, of which there are several provided with Microsoft Windows, including: Windows Script Host (WSH), Internet Explorer (IE), and Internet Information Services (IIS).[3] Additionally, the VBScript hosting environment is embeddable in other programs, through technologies such as the Microsoft Script Control (msscript.ocx).