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Learning VBScript with CDROM (Nutshell Handbooks)

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With the advent of client-side scripting, it is possible to create programs that run on a user's browser in response to particular user actions, like passing the mouse over a hyperlink or clicking a standard HTML command button. By taking advantage of client-side scripts, web pages can be made more interactive, and programs that ran as (usually CGI) applications on the server before client-side scripting can now execute on the browser, in the process improving the performance of a web site's web pages.In Learning VBScript, Paul Lomax shows how to take full advantage of client-side scripting using Microsoft's own scripting language, Visual Basic Scripting Edition, or VBScript. Learning VBScript consists of three distinct sections that quickly teach the reader how take advantage of client-side scripting to enhance a web site's pages:

  • A fast-paced introduction to VBScript that covers the basic features of the language and their syntax. Although these tutorial chapters are written primarily for web content providers, they also explore the difference between VBScript and Visual Basic for Applications, the programming language used both in Visual Basic and in the individual components of Microsoft Office, making them of interest to the millions of VBA programmers who are fairly new to the Web and to developing web pages.
  • An introduction to the Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) object model. By accessing the events, properties, and methods exposed by the browser's object model, VBScript is transformed from a fairly powerless programming language into a powerful development tool that can be used to control the browser, allowing the creation of complex interactive web pages.
  • A series of chapters, each of which examines a set of techniques that use client-side scripting to enhance the interactivity and attractiveness of a web site.
In focusing on techniques for creating professional, scripted web pages,Learning VBScript includes chapters on the following:
  • Creating documents "on the fly" from a script running on the browser
  • Fully describing hyperlinks when the user's mouse passes over them
  • Performing validation on data entered by the user before it is submitted to the server
  • Incorporating ActiveX controls in a web page
  • >Using VBScript's error handling feature to anticipate and handle user errors
  • Handling different browsers, particularly MSIE, Netscape Navigator, and the older browsers that don't support scripting
  • The CD-ROM accompanying Learning VBScript includes over 170 code samples, and allows you to retrieve examples by category; you can, for instance, retrieve hyperlinks to all the web pages that include ActiveX controls. In addition, the CD-ROM includes a complete shopping cart application that can be easily customized for your own needs.Whether you're a content provider who wants to add client-side scripts to web pages or a Visual Basic programmer who wants to begin creating web applications, Learning VBScript is the definitive guide that takes you through the rudiments of the language and covers the techniques needed to develop professional web pages.

    Synopsis:

    Examining the differences between VBScript and JavaScript, this introductory tutorial illustrates how to implement the new ActiveX components using VBScript. Above all, it gives a proficient grounding and understanding of VBScript, allowing readers to create more complex Web applications and documents. The CD-ROM contains some carefully selected development tools including ActiveX Control Pad, HTML Layout Control, and ActiveX Control Lister for HTML.

    Synopsis:

    Client-side scripting involves creating programs that run on a user'sbrowser, in the process making web pages more interactive or faster."Learning VBScript shows how to take full advantage of client-sidescripting using Microsoft's own scripting language, VBScript. The book consists of three sections that quickly teach the reader how to write client-side scripts to enhance a web site's pages: A fast-paced introduction to VBScript that covers basic language features, including the differences between VBScript and Visual Basicfor ApplicationsAn introduction to the Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) object model, which transforms VBScript into a powerful language that controls the browser, allowing the creation of interactive web pagesTechniques for enhancing the interactivity and attractiveness of a website, such as adding ActiveX controls to a web page, creating documents"on the fly" on the browser, and validating user data "before submittingit to the server For content providers who want to learn client-side scripting or VB programmerswho want to create web applications, "Learning VBScript is the definitiveguide that takes you through language basics as well as specific techniques fordeveloping professional web pages. Includes CD-ROM with over 170 code samplesand a customizable shopping cart application.

    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.

    Table of Contents

     Table of Contents Preface  1. Introduction The Need for VBScript The Components of Client-Side Processing What Can Be Achieved Using VBScript? Summary 2. What Is VBScript? VBScript and the Visual Basic Family How Does VBScript Work? VBScript Beyond the Browser VBScript Versus JavaScript VBScript and Netscape Navigator Summary 3. Getting Started The <SCRIPT >Tag Invoking Scripts Some Scripting Basics VBScript Data Types: The Many Faces of the Variant Variables and Constants Operators Summary 4. Program Flow and Structure Control Statements Functions and Procedures The Web Calculator Example Application VBScript Coding Conventions Summary 5. Controlling the Browser Objects and Their Properties, Methods, and Events The MSIE Scripting Object Model Summary 6. The Element Object and HTML Intrinsic Controls The Element Object HTML Intrinsic Controls Summary 7. Using the ActiveX Control Pad What Is the ActiveX Control Pad? Downloading and Installation Using the ActiveX Control Pad The ACLIST Utility Summary 8. The HTML Layout Control The Toolbox Creating an HTML Layout Summary 9. An HTML Layout Common Menu Object Creating the Menu Bar Adding the Menu Layout to an HTML Document Summary 10. Date and Time in VBScript Checking the Validity of a Date Returning the Client Machine's Date and Time Splitting Up the Time Splitting Up the Date Calculations with Dates and Times Reformatting Date Expressions A Cookie Example A Countdown Example Summary 11. Describing Your Hyperlinks Link Descriptions Using HTML Intrinsic Objects Link Descriptions Using the Status Bar Link Descriptions Using an ActiveX Label Control Summary 12. Image Maps Made Easy The Screen Coordinate Scheme Defining a Clickable Image Map Creating the Image Map Script Summary 13. Building Dynamic HTML Pages Document Object Methods Building a Document on Download Adding Variables to a Web Page at Download Time Creating a New Web Page from a Script Summary 14. Form Input Validation Working with Object References Data Validation Functions Formatting Data The Timing of Data Validation Summary 15. Error Handling and Debugging Debugging Error Handling Building Robust Applications Common Problem Areas, and How to Avoid Them Summary 16. The VBScript Shopping Cart The Design of the User Interface The Shopping Cart Code Handling the Customer's Order Submitting the Order to the Server Source Code for Shopping Cart Example 17. Handling Other Browsers Determining the Browser Handling the Browser Summary A. VBScript 1.0 Language Quick Reference B. VBScript Version 2 C. VBScript 2.0 Intrinsic Constants D. ActiveX Controls Quick Reference E. Active Server Pages F. The Learning VBScript CD-ROM Index  

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781565922471
    Editor:
    Petrusha, Ronald
    Author:
    Petrusha, Ronald
    Author:
    Lomax, Paul
    Author:
    Lomax
    Publisher:
    O'Reilly Media
    Location:
    Sebastopol, CA :
    Subject:
    Programming Languages - General
    Subject:
    Programming - General
    Subject:
    Technology
    Subject:
    Computers and computer technology
    Subject:
    Computers
    Subject:
    Web sites
    Subject:
    World wide web (information retrieval system)
    Subject:
    Computer programs
    Subject:
    Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
    Subject:
    Vbscript (computer program language)
    Subject:
    Web sites -- Design.
    Subject:
    VBScript
    Subject:
    Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; Scripting & Programming; VBScript
    Subject:
    Books; Computers & Internet; Programming; Web Programming; VBScript
    Subject:
    Programming Languages - JavaScript
    Subject:
    Microsoft;VBScript;Windows;client-side scripting
    Subject:
    Computer Languages-CGI
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    1st ed.
    Edition Description:
    Print PDF
    Series:
    Nutshell Handbooks
    Publication Date:
    19970711
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    624
    Dimensions:
    24 cm. +

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    "Synopsis" by ,
    Examining the differences between VBScript and JavaScript, this introductory tutorial illustrates how to implement the new ActiveX components using VBScript. Above all, it gives a proficient grounding and understanding of VBScript, allowing readers to create more complex Web applications and documents. The CD-ROM contains some carefully selected development tools including ActiveX Control Pad, HTML Layout Control, and ActiveX Control Lister for HTML.
    "Synopsis" by , Client-side scripting involves creating programs that run on a user'sbrowser, in the process making web pages more interactive or faster."Learning VBScript shows how to take full advantage of client-sidescripting using Microsoft's own scripting language, VBScript. The book consists of three sections that quickly teach the reader how to write client-side scripts to enhance a web site's pages: A fast-paced introduction to VBScript that covers basic language features, including the differences between VBScript and Visual Basicfor ApplicationsAn introduction to the Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) object model, which transforms VBScript into a powerful language that controls the browser, allowing the creation of interactive web pagesTechniques for enhancing the interactivity and attractiveness of a website, such as adding ActiveX controls to a web page, creating documents"on the fly" on the browser, and validating user data "before submittingit to the server For content providers who want to learn client-side scripting or VB programmerswho want to create web applications, "Learning VBScript is the definitiveguide that takes you through language basics as well as specific techniques fordeveloping professional web pages. Includes CD-ROM with over 170 code samplesand a customizable shopping cart application.
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