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Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft® is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and automating repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts.Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6 and ASP 3.0, VBScript In a Nutshell, Second Edition includes updated introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. New chapters introduce the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and the Script Encoder.The main part of the book is a comprehensive reference focusing on VBScript essentials with an alphabetical reference to all statements, keywords and objects, and a section of notes and solutions to real-world gotchas--various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language--to help you avoid potential problems. Each entry in the reference section details the following:

  • The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventions
  • A list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist
  • A discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment
  • A discussion of the differences between the operation of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScript
Regardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition is the book you'll want by your side--the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language reference available.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for experienced programmers and system administrators, this guide explains how to create basic program structures in VBScript, incorporate VBScript code into an active server page, structure and run Outlook code, and add script to HTML pages, then details all the functions, statements, and object models in the VBScript language. The second edition covers VBScript 5.6 and adds a chapter on the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The second edition of this concise guide to VBScript includes additional chapters and a complete reference that has been fully updated to cover all aspects of the latest version of the software.

Synopsis:

Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft® is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and automating repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts.

Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6 and ASP 3.0, VBScript In a Nutshell, Second Edition includes updated introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. New chapters introduce the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and the Script Encoder.

The main part of the book is a comprehensive reference focusing on VBScript essentials with an alphabetical reference to all statements, keywords and objects, and a section of notes and solutions to real-world gotchas--various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language--to help you avoid potential problems. Each entry in the reference section details the following: The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventionsA list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any existA discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environmentA discussion of the differences between the operation of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScriptRegardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition is the book you'll want by your side--the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language referenceavailable.

About the Author

Paul Lomax, author of O'Reilly's VB & VBA in a Nutshell and a coauthor of VBScript in a Nutshell, is an experienced VB programmer with a passion for sharing his knowledge--and his collection of programming tips and techniques gathered from real-world experience.

Matt Childs is a vice president with Integrity Solutions Inc., one of Alaska's leading custom software development companies. Matt is responsible for overseeing all in-house development, and over the past year has worked with the State of Alaska and Alaska's two largest telecommunications companies. Matt has worked in the information technology field for nine years, and has been a VB programmer since Visual Basic 3. During most of his early career, Matt was an information technology manager for a large transportation company, where he developed custom software solutions and systems integration for the company's largest clients. Matt has industry experience with utilities; express transportation; and chemical, petroleum, and retail companies. In the winter, Matt spends his free time with his telescope, and during the long Alaska summer days, he enjoys playing softball and spending time with his family. Matt, his wife LeAndra and their daughter Meghan recently returned to Anchorage, Alaska, after spending some time in the southern United States. Matt is also a fiction writer and a freelance journalist.

Ron Petrusha is an editor for O'Reilly and is the author/coauthor of many books, including VBScript in a Nutshell. Ron has a background in quantitative labor history, specializing in Russian labor history, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He began working with computers in the mid 1970s, programming in SPSS (a programmable statistical package) and FORTRAN on the IBM 370 family. Since then, he has been a computer book buyer, an editor of a number of books on Windows and Unix, and a consultant on projects written in dBASE, Clipper, and Visual Basic.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part I: The Basics
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Program Structure
    • Chapter 3: Data Types and Variables
    • Chapter 4: Error Handling and Debugging
    • Chapter 5: VBScript with Active Server Pages
    • Chapter 6: Programming Outlook Forms
    • Chapter 7: Windows Script Host 5.6
    • Chapter 8: VBScript with Internet Explorer
    • Chapter 9: Windows Script Components
  • Part II: Reference
  • Part III: Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Language Elements by Category
    • Appendix B: VBScript Constants
    • Appendix C: Operators
    • Appendix D: Locale IDs
    • Appendix E: The Script Encoder
  • Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596004880
Author:
Lomax, Paul
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Childs, Matt
Author:
Petrusha, Ron
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Internet programming
Subject:
Vbscript (computer program language)
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Subject:
Vbscript;asp;batch files;forms;internet explorer;outlook;reference;vbs;windows script host;wsh
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
514
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 1.34 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The second edition of this concise guide to VBScript includes additional chapters and a complete reference that has been fully updated to cover all aspects of the latest version of the software.
"Synopsis" by , Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft® is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and automating repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts.

Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6 and ASP 3.0, VBScript In a Nutshell, Second Edition includes updated introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. New chapters introduce the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and the Script Encoder.

The main part of the book is a comprehensive reference focusing on VBScript essentials with an alphabetical reference to all statements, keywords and objects, and a section of notes and solutions to real-world gotchas--various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language--to help you avoid potential problems. Each entry in the reference section details the following: The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventionsA list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any existA discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environmentA discussion of the differences between the operation of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScriptRegardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition is the book you'll want by your side--the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language referenceavailable.

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