|@Ivo - The main problem is batch syntax does not allow coding echo with brackets inside a sequence enclosed by brackets, e.g.|
echo this is not allowed (any string)
Sorry Ivo, I must query this. Provided that closing brackets ')' in the echo command lines are Escaped '^' I have no problem with echoing bracketed items. If any closing bracket is not Escaped it is treated as the closing bracket for the entire sequence rather than a literal.
Please would you like to try the script below and let me know how I misunderstand you?:
echo vbcode (something here^) and (((another thing^)^)^) (1^)
echo vbcode (something else^)
echo vbcode (last thing here^) not this (trouble^) (^) 1 (end^)
Please come back & tell us if your problem is resolved.