Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

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. 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.

ActiveX, JavaScript, Programming terms