Home for VBScripts

Who is this VBScript Section Aimed At?

Here is my new Section for VBScript

  • Windows 2003 / 2000 administrators who wish to write VBScripts.
  • Those new to scripting who need examples to get started.
  • Script writers who are familiar with other languages and need to transfer to VBScript.
  • (Web based VBScripting is not covered here.)


Useful VBScript Knowledge

VBScript conforms to the classic Object programming model.  Objects such as Files have properties for example ‘Path’ and ‘Type’.  The interesting part is the methods because they are used to manipulate the object, for instance, GetObject, CreateObject and ConnectObject.

It can be hard to pin down VBScript.  There are no stand-alone executables, you do not compile VBScript as you would with C++.  How does it work, I can hear you asking.  Well VBScript works through a host WSH which reads plain scripts, compiles them and runs them.  This means what ever is in those scripts is what gets done.

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