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JScript .NET is a modern scripting language with a wide variety of applications. It is a true object-oriented language, and yet it still keeps its "scripting" feel. JScript .NET maintains full backwards compatibility with previous versions of JScript, while incorporating great new features and providing access to the common language runtime and .NET Framework.

The following topics introduce the essential components of JScript .NET and provide information about how to use the language. As with any modern programming language, JScript supports a number of common programming constructs and language elements.

If you have programmed in other languages, much of the material covered in this section may seem familiar. While most of the constructs are the same as in previous versions of JScript, JScript .NET introduces powerful new constructs similar to those in other class-based, object-oriented languages.

If you are new to programming, the material in this section will serve as an introduction to the basic building blocks for writing code. Once you understand the basics, you will be able to create powerful scripts and applications using JScript.

In This Section

Getting Started With JScript .NET
Introduces what is new in JScript .NET.
Writing, Compiling, and Debugging JScript Code
Provides a collection of links to topics that explain how to write, edit, and debug code with JScript .NET.
Displaying Information with JScript .NET
Includes a list of links to topics that explain how to display information from a command program, from ASP.NET, and in a browser.
Introduction to Regular Expressions
Comprises a guide to the elements and procedures that encompass Regular Expressions in JScript .NET. Topics explain the concept of Regular Expressions, proper syntax, and appropriate use.
JScript Reference
Lists elements that comprise JScript Language Reference and links to topics that explain the details behind the proper use of language elements.

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