Visual Basic Scripting Edition, the newest member of the Visual Basic
family of programming languages, brings active scripting to a wide
variety of environments, including Web client scripting in Microsoft
Internet Explorer and Web server scripting in Microsoft Internet
Easy to Use and Learn
you already know Visual Basic or Visual Basic for Applications,
VBScript will be very familiar. Even if you don't know Visual Basic,
once you learn VBScript, you're on your way to programming with the
whole family of Visual Basic languages. Although you can learn about
VBScript in just these few Web pages, they don't teach you how to
program. To get started programming, take a look at Step by Step books available from Microsoft Press.
talks to host applications using ActiveX™ Scripting. With ActiveX
Scripting, browsers and other host applications don't require special
integration code for each scripting component. ActiveX Scripting
enables a host to compile scripts, obtain and call entry points, and
manage the namespace available to the developer. With ActiveX
Scripting, language vendors can create standard language run times for
scripting. Microsoft will provide run-time support for VBScript.
Microsoft is working with various Internet groups to define the ActiveX
Scripting standard so that scripting engines can be interchangeable.
ActiveX Scripting is used in Microsoft® Internet Explorer and in
Microsoft® Internet Information Server.
VBScript in Other Applications and Browsers
a developer, you can license VBScript source implementation at no
charge for use in your products. Microsoft provides binary
implementations of VBScript for the 32-bit Windows® API, the 16-bit
Windows API, and the Macintosh®. VBScript is integrated with World Wide
Web browsers. VBScript and ActiveX Scripting can also be used as a
general scripting language in other applications.