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Best vbscript editor

mranders
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What is the best tool for writing vbscript? I would appreciate to have intellisense and such coding support.
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Notepad2 works for me.
Not Intellisense but colour codes different part of script which helps a lot.
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Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition works for me. And it is free.

There is also a 2008 version.

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Thanks. I didn't think about the express versions. I have visual studio express 2008 csharp version so I am going to try it when I get home. Sharath, do you know if any of the tools you mention are portable and can be used on a usb drive?

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Yes we can install the softwares on a USB and run the sortcut from the desktop.When the program files are in the USB.
I use UltraEdit to edit my VBS, it's colour coded and also helps you see where you might have done a syntax wrong.  It's not freeware though.

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can you run UltraEdit from a usb drive?

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I've always heard primalscript is the best vbs editor around (it will, like most of these suggestions, obviously work with other code).  It's not free and it's not cheap, but it is probably the best (or one of)
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I use PrimalScript Professional, and find it absolutely awesome, however, VBSEdit (www.vbsedit.com) is another fantastic free one, although without paying, you don't get a debugger, but there's always the Microsoft Script Debugger for that (cscript //x script.vbs)

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Rob.
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>> ...but there's always the Microsoft Script Debugger...

Or Firefox and Firebug et.al.
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not looked at vbsEdit before but it looks good. will try it out when next needed.

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Thanks everyone. I am leaning towards getting primal script. Looks good.

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Thanks!
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So, which IDE did you choose?

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I am trying Primal script right now. It is a little pricey, I wish they had a discount copuon.
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So try Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition - it is free.