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Chapter 36. Windows Script Host > Getting Started with VBScript

Getting Started with VBScript

VBScript is a subset of Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language. You can think of a programming language as something that allows a programmer to manipulate numbers or strings of letters to produce a useful result. This is a simplified description of a programming language, but adequate to describe VBScript.

VBScript is not like most other programming languages; it doesn't handle user interfaces of any complexity. User interfaces are the "look" of an application—the menus, the toolbars, the dialog boxes, and so on. Sometimes the programming of the user interface can be more complex than the code behind the application's function. VBScript is more than capable of performing calculations and manipulating basic objects behind the scenes, but it cannot generate much of an interactive user interface. It is perfect for scripting, though, because scripts are meant to run with little or no user intervention; therefore, they don't need a user interface.


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