Microsoft Script Debugger

Microsoft Script Debugger is lightweight debugger for Windows Script Host-supported scripting languages, such as VBScript and JScript. It allows the user to step through execution of script code line by line, and examine values of variables after any step. In effect, it provides a way for developers to see script code behavior as it runs, thus eliminating much of the guess-work, when things don’t quite work as intended.

Microsoft Script Debugger
Microsoft Script Debugger

Microsoft considers it to be deprecated in favor of the more sophisticated Microsoft Script Editor, an optional tool included in Microsoft Office 2000 up to Office 2003. MSE allows you to work with HTML code, DHTML objects, and script in an Office document from within an Office application. In addition to this, if installed, Internet Explorer will allow you to debug JavaScript and VBScript with the editor if the “Disable Script Debugging” Internet Explorer preference option is not checked.

A nice tutorial about using the Microsoft Script Debugger


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