Using VBScript with Windows Script Host
This section provides tutorial example on how to run a simple VBScript code file with the Windows Script Host tool.
Windows Script Host (WSH) is a Windows administration tool that provides host environments
for several scripting languages including VBScript.
VBScript codes included in script files will be executed by WSH directly on
the Windows operating system.
If you are running a Windows XP system, you can try these steps to run a simple VBScript
code with Windows Script Host:
1. Create a script file called hello.vbs:
WScript.StdOut.WriteLine "Hello World! - VBScript in WSH"
2. Run hello.vbs with the "cscript" command in a command window:
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.
Hello World! - VBScript in WSH
Congratulations. You have successfully written a VBScript code for the host environment
provided by WSH!
What happened here was:
- We created a simple VBScript code file.
- The VBScript code calls the "WScript.StdOut.WriteLine" function,
which is a function provided by the WSH host environment
to print a text string to the standard output channel - the command window in this case.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction of VBScript - Visual Basic Scripting Edition
What Is VBScript?
Using VBScript with Internet Explorer
Using VBScript with Internet Information Services
►Using VBScript with Windows Script Host
Using Visual Basic with Microsoft Access
Variant Data Type, Subtypes, and Literals
Numeric Comparison Operations and Logical Operations
String Operations - Concatenation and Comparison
Variable Declaration and Assignment Statement
Expression and Order of Operation Precedence
Statement Syntax and Statement Types
Array Data Type and Related Statements
Array References and Array Assignment Statements
Conditional Statements - "If ... Then" and "Select Case"
Loop Statements - "For", "While", and "Do"
"Function" and "Sub" Procedures
Inspecting Variables Received in Procedures
Error Handling Flag and the "Err" Object
Regular Expression Pattern Match and Replacement
scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL Library
Creating Your Own Classes
IE Web Browser Supporting VBScript
IIS ASP Server Supporting VBScript
WSH (Windows Script Host)
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