The following table lists the Windows script technologies and describes the functionality included in each technology.

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Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition brings active scripting to a wide variety of environments, including Web client scripting in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Web server scripting in Microsoft Internet Information Services.

Script Runtime

A Dictionary object is the equivalent of a PERL associative array. Items can be any form of data, and are stored in the array. Each item is associated with a unique key. The key is used to retrieve an individual item and is usually an integer or a string, but can be anything except an array.

The FileSystemObject (FSO) object model allows you to use the familiar object.method syntax with a rich set of properties, methods, and events to process folders and files.

Script Encoder is a simple command-line tool that enables script designers to encode their final script so that Web hosts and Web clients cannot view or modify their source.

Windows Script Components

Microsoft® Windows® Script Components provide you with an easy way to create COM components using scripting languages such as Microsoft® Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript) and Microsoft® JScript®.

Windows Script Host

The Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH) is a tool that will allow you to run Visual Basic Scripting Edition and JScript natively within the base Operating System, either on Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0.

Windows Script Interfaces

Microsoft Windows Script Interfaces introduce a new way for an application to add scripting and OLE Automation capabilities.

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Microsoft Windows Script Technologies Home Page

A comprehensive site dedicated to Microsoft's scripting technologies. Contains complete documentation for JScript, VBScript, Windows Script Host, Windows Script Components, Remote Scripting, Script Control, and Script Debugger. You can download the latest versions of JScript and VBScript, as well as updates and enhancements to other Microsoft scripting technologies.