These examples are simple and straightforward. They use VBScript and JScript to display a message with an OK button. When you double-click on the script, the script host would be called, and the script will be executed.
Here is the example VBScript:
WScript.Echo “Welcome to Windows"
Here is the same program in JScript.
WSH.Echo (“Welcome to Windows");
Note: The VBScript program is saved in .vbs file and the JScript file is saved in a .js file.
You can also mix JScript and VBScript (and any other) in a single .wsf file. However, the format of the code in a .wsf file slightly changes, as you will see in the code below that this code resembles XML:
WSH.echo("How are you message from JScript");
MsgBox "How are you message from VBScript"
You see how easy it is to write a script. To run your script, you can either go to the command prompt and enter “cscript yourscriptname.extension", or open the RUN window and enter wscript yourscriptname.extension. For example: wscript folderdelete.vbs
If you are familiar with basic C or VB programming, then writing these scripts would be no problem for you. To learn more about WSH, JScript or VBScripts, you may check out Microsoft.com, Technet.com, W3Schools.com.
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