Visual DialogScript is a scripting language for Windows (often called "VDS").
It is very easy to understand and has a very simple syntax.
But in contrast to that you can do amazing things with it.
It can compile your scripts in .EXE files, which will run standalone; the source code remains hidden.
You will just need to include the professional runtime library VDSRUN40.DLL once.
With any additional program that you distribute, you won't need to include that runtime DLL, so your programs will be very small (usually around 10 kB).
The runtime DLL is also very small: it's around 300 kB.|
The possibilities of VDS can be extended by special files: Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs), also called extensions.
They can be distributed with your scripts or compiled .EXE files.
This way VDS becomes even more powerful.
DLLs for VDS have to be in a special format, which makes all those DLLs compatible with the easy syntax of VDS.
There are many freeware Visual DialogScript DLLs and a few shareware DLLs which you can purchase, use and distribute for one small fee.
Visual DialogScript is owned by S.A.D.E. s.a.r.l
and some initial versions were developed by Julian Moss.
VDS is completely written in Inprise Delphi and most extension DLLs are also written in Delphi, although it should be possible to write extension DLLs in any other 32 bit Windows programming language, such as C++.
Please note that the site currently isn't up to date. For the latest files, please look at VDSWORLD.