Files with the extension VBS contain a VBScript (Visual Basic Scripting Edition) source code.
This Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft was based on Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications from the same company. It was developed as a fast interpreter language and can be used eg to control Windows functions.
VBScript is mainly used in three areas.
As a script to automate standard tasks and administrative tasks under Windows. The scripts are executed by the Windows Scripting Host WHS.
And as part of ASP (Active Server Pages), the web server environment for dynamic Microsoft websites.
Files with the extension VBS can be opened and edited in any text editor, however it is recommended to use editors with developer functions such as syntax highlighting for easier work. This is even simpler with the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.
VBScript files may contain malware and should always be scanned with an antivirus program.
Most often resolving problems with opening VBS files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support VBS files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of VBS files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate VBS files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening VBS files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: