VBScript Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Compact 2013)


In Windows Embedded Compact, you can implement Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) functionality by including a run-time engine for parsing and translating VBScript scripting code on Web pages and in other browser host applications.

For more information about how to add or remove catalog items, see Create Your First OS.

  • Requires a web browser.

The following table shows the catalog items and associated SYSGEN variables that provide support for the VBScript scripting language.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable



VBScript 5.8


Provides the VBScript 5.8 run-time engine, which includes support for script authoring. This enables Windows Embedded Compact to support Web pages that include script code that animates Dynamic HTML (DHTML), encoding, and creating MsgBox and InputBox UI functionality.