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
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.
- Windows Scripting
- 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.
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.
- Windows PowerShell
Describes the Windows PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language.