You have to make 2 little changes to make it work on a emacs 22 running on a tty.
One is a broken regexp, the other is to remove a check for emacs 19.
here are the snippets:
;;JAVE seems broken emacs 22 ;(defconst visual-basic-continuation-regexp "^.*\\_[ \t]*$") (setq visual-basic-continuation-regexp "^.*\_[ \t]*$") ... (defun visual-basic-enable-font-lock () ;; Emacs 19.29 requires a window-system else font-lock-mode errs out. (cond ((or visual-basic-xemacs-p window-system t) ;;JAVE just always run this code
You can use this mode to edit VBScript, although the keywords are quite a bit different. If you’re used to scripting in a REPL environment then VbsReplMode might be what you’re looking for. – CharlesSebold
The ftp directory for old things have been moved to http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/old-gnu/emacs/windows/docs/ntemacs/contrib/ where you can find for example visual-basic-mode.el
The latest version of this file I can find on the Wayback Machine is 1.4.1, from August 1998:
If you can find a newer version in the version history below, please post an updated link! – Nick
The HtmlHelperMode homepage has a link to a VB mode. There seems to be a newer version out, however. KevinWhitefoot has extended FredWhite’s original visual basic mode. The new version also understands vbg and vbp files, and automatically loads all associated files.
[BROKEN LINK: this link now gets re-directed to Steve Kemp’s new homepage, no VB mode there - guess I’ll have to write my own - sigh]
The sources are on the web archive : http://web.archive.org/web/20020616003942/http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~skx/win/NTEmacsFAQ/NTEmacs-split218.html
The gnu.org site currently has no such directory and the xemacs site just points back here. The site http://members.fortunecity.com/kwhitefoot/MySoftware.html and its mirrors seem to be adware bait sites.
I did find 2 links that, for the moment seem to be intact. http://gnome.dti.ad.jp/.1/unix/editor/xemacs/Attic/patches/visual-basic-mode-20000313/ [BROKEN LINK 2009-02-25] and http://www.rediris.lkams.kernel.org/pub/gnu/windows/emacs/docs/ntemacs/contrib/ [BROKEN LINK 2009-02-25] – 2004/06/02 Rick Bielawski (above kernel.org url 404’s – 2004/09/17 John Sequeira)
The NT Emacs FAQ (see OnlineResources) has more info on Emacs and Microsoft.