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Learning VBScript with CDROM (Nutshell Handbooks)by Paul Lomax
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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:
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.
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