JScript and VBScript
The following section provides information about JScript and Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), which are scripting languages that can be used in Windows-based applications. This section also points to documentation about a group of supporting technologies that make it easier for users to script Windows-based applications.
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Describes the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript 3rd Edition language specification. JScript 5.8 is used for Web-client scripting in Internet Explorer 8 and for scripting in Windows Script Host.
Describes Visual Basic Scripting Edition, which brings active scripting to a wide variety of environments. These include Web-client scripting in Internet Explorer, Web-server scripting in Internet Information Services (IIS), and Windows scripting in Windows Script Host.
Regular Expressions (Scripting)
Explains how to use regular expressions in JScript and VBScript.
Describes the Dictionary object, which stores data key and item pairs, and FileSystemObject, which you can use to process folders and files.
Describes how to create COM components by using scripting languages such as VBScript and JScript.
Windows Script Host
Describes a scripting host that enables you to run VBScript and JScript natively in the base operating system.
Windows Script Interfaces
Describes interfaces that enable an application to add scripting and OLE Automation capabilities.
Describes the Microsoft implementation of the ECMAScript 5th Edition language specification.
Windows Management Instrumentation
Describes a tool that can be used to manage systems, applications, and devices.
Active Directory Service Interfaces
Describes directory service interfaces that can be used to manage network resources.
Microsoft Script Center
Provides information about scripting and resources.
Describes the Windows PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language.