Getting Started with Windows Script Host and VBScript
- Operating System:
- Windows Script Host is entirely dependent on (32 bits) Windows, so you'll need Windows 98 or later.
- For WSH, the interpreter or engine is installed by default in Windows 2000 and later versions.
For the sake of compatibility, however, it is still recommended to download and use only the latest WSH version (5.7 for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, 5.6 for older Windows versions):
(WSH 5.7 is native in Windows Vista, WSH 5.8 in Windows 7)
- Development software:
- Several editors, IDEs and query and code generators are available for WSH based languages.
I also recommend downloading the script debugger:
Once you get to know the language(s), you may want to explore the list of add-ons and components I compiled.
And last but not least, for debugging your VBScript code, read my debugging VBScript page.
- Help files:
- Download the WSH 5.6 Documentation in .CHM format, and Microsoft's VBScript Quick Reference in Word format.
More online documentation can be found on the MSDN Scripting page.
- I compiled a short list of books on WSH and VBScript.
- Start by examining sample scripts and exploring other WSH and VBScript related sites.
page last modified: 2016-09-19