Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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VBScript is a scripting language developed by Microsoft and released to the public in 1996 that gives Microsoft Internet Explorer enhanced capabilities beyond those available through HTML (hypertext markup language). Below is a basic example of a VBScript that prints "Hello World!".

<SCRIPT Language="VBScript">
Option Explicit
document.write("Hello World!")

Because VBScript is only supported in Internet Explorer many web developers use JavaScript instead, which is supported in all browsers.

On October 8, 2023, Microsoft announced its plans to deprecate VBScript and remove it from all future versions of Windows.

ActiveX, JavaScript, Programming terms