Comments are used to leave yourself notes or to mark a piece of code
so that it doesn't get executed. In VBScript the comment system is extremely simple
because there is only one kind of comment.
VBScript Comment: Single Line Comment
VBScript only has support for single line comments, so commenting
out large blocks of code or leaving yourself long notes can be quite
a bit of work. The apostrophe is the special character VBScript uses as its
The comment in VBScript works by making the VBScript interpreter ignore
everything to the right of the apostrophe until a newline is reached. The following
example shows how to leave yourself notes and how you would comment out pieces
of code you don't want executed.
'myMessage = "I am having a great day!"
myMessage = "I could use a nap..."
'This will print out myMessage to the visitor
I could use a nap...
Commenting out segments of code is often quite beneficial when you are
trying to debug your VBScript code. Leaving yourself notes in your VBScript is also
a good programming practice, as it will remind you of the code's purpose months or even years
later when you might be reviewing the code for the first time in a long time.
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