VBScript Programmer's Reference / Edition 2

VBScript Programmer's Reference / Edition 2

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by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Kathie Kingsley-Hughes, Daniel Read
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764559931

ISBN-13: 9780764559938

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

VBScript is an incredibly versatile tool -- easy to learn, powerful, and flexible. This fully updated guide combines a comprehensive overview of VBScript and associated technologies with practical examples you can use, whether you're a beginner, a veteran programmer, or a network administrator. If you're new to VBScript, or even to programming, this book will teach…  See more details below

Overview

VBScript is an incredibly versatile tool -- easy to learn, powerful, and flexible. This fully updated guide combines a comprehensive overview of VBScript and associated technologies with practical examples you can use, whether you're a beginner, a veteran programmer, or a network administrator. If you're new to VBScript, or even to programming, this book will teach you what you need to know about this multipurpose language. If you're experienced, you can skip the fundamentals and focus on the updates in this version, including changes to the script debugger, control, and encoder, as well as the Windows Script Component Wizard, regular expressions, and remote scripting. Finally, everyone who works with VBScript will learn how to use VBScript with ASP and DHTML, write powerful login scripts, and automate repetitive, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks with Windows Script Host. Packed with practical examples and up-to-the-minute coverage, this reference takes you as deep into VBScript as you choose to go. This book is for anyone interested in learning about VBScript. If you already have programming or VBScript experience, it will deepen your knowledge and provide an excellent reference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764559938
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: A Quick Introduction to Programming.

Chapter 2: What VBScript Is—and Isn’t!

Chapter 3: Data Types.

Chapter 4: Variables and Procedures.

Chapter 5: Control of Flow.

Chapter 6: Error Handling and Debugging.

Chapter 7: The Scripting Runtime Objects.

Chapter 8: Classes in VBScript (Writing Your Own COM Objects).

Chapter 9: Regular Expressions.

Chapter 10: Client-Side Web Scripting.

Chapter 11: Super-Charged Client-Side Scripting.

Chapter 12: Windows Script Host.

Chapter 13: Windows Script Components.

Chapter 14: Script Encoding.

Chapter 15: Remote Scripting.

Chapter 16: HTML Applications.

Chapter 17: Server-Side Web Scripting.

Chapter 18: Adding VBScript to Your VB Applications.

Appendix A: VBScript Functions and Keywords.

Appendix B: Variable Naming Convention.

Appendix C: Coding Convention.

Appendix D: Visual Basic Constants Supported in VBScript.

Appendix E: VBScript Error Codes and the Err Object.

Appendix F: The Scripting Runtime Library Object Reference.

Appendix G: The Windows Script Host Object Model.

Appendix H: Regular Expressions.

Appendix I: VBScript Features not in VBA.

Appendix J: VBA Features not in VBScript.

Appendix K: The Variant Subtypes.

Appendix L: ActiveX Data Objects.

Index.

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VBScript Programmer's Reference 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have found this book very useful and an excellent resource. I would recommend it highly to anybody writing VBScript code.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How many books have you bought sight unseen that have failed your expectations and wasted your money? This book has it all. Great descriptions and in depth on every subject as well as shorthand appendixes that may be all that is really needed for an experienced programmer. The name of this book tells it like it is. If this were the only vbscript book in your library it would fill the niche admirably. I have only one improvement recomendation: In the shorthand appendixes of functions keywords et al It would have been nice to have bold emphasized fonts for the command or keyword etc. Easier to find pertinate info is all. I went through the appendix with a highlight pen to make it a better reference for fast lookups. This book is worth every red (as in copper) cent or more put forth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps the most common use of VBScript is for client side scripting for browsers. Given IE's 90%+ dominance of this market, and that it supports only VBScript and JScript, you can well see the need for a book like this one. The authors point out that VBScript has broadly equivalent functionality to JavaScript and JScript. It makes sense to choose VBScript or JScript over JavaScript if you are coding to browsers. But why VBScript over JScript? The book suggests that if you are hailing from a VB background, then the transition to VBScript can be relatively painless. Helped of course by these authors. Hopefully, you should not have too much trouble with VBScript, whatever your background. It is a simpler language than C++, Java or C#. Plus, the style of the typical problem tackled in the book is such that a program of 100 lines or less usually suffices. You may not notice it, but such choices of problems are strategic. If solutions were thousands of lines long, then stronger procedural or object oriented techniques would be useful, leading to other languages.