Is VBScript obsolete?

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
VBScript is a great tool to use in Windows, like batch files in DOS. Is it obsolete now? What's the latest "batch file" that replaced VBScript?

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Question by:sungenwang
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    What makes you think it obsolete?
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    I was told so on more than one occasions, which is why I wanted to find out from experts' point-of-view...
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Who told you so?  What kind of expertise do they have?  I have seen nor heard no evidence of this.
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    Obsolete means, "no longer in use or valid".  VBScript is still in use and still works so I wouldn't say it is obsolete yet.  However, I think M$ would like people to start using the .NET platform stuff over VB, VBScript and JScript.  Doesn't mean that that will happen soon though.  I think the next version of XP (Whistler) still uses and support VBScripting.

    It's kind of like saying Word 2003 obsoleted Word XP.  

    That's my opinion.
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    What new scripting solution does .NET in Whistler provide?


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