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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.

In This Section

  • JScript
    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.

  • VBScript
    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.

  • Windows Scripting
    Describes the Dictionary object, which stores data key and item pairs, and FileSystemObject, which you can use to process folders and files.

  • Script Components
    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.