VBScript in a Nutshell

ISBN-10: 0596004885

ISBN-13: 9780596004880

Edition: 2nd 2003

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Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoftreg; 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-uselanguage reference available.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

Richard Forno is a recognized security professional and coauthor of The Art of Information Warfare. He has held high-profile security positions at major companies and government organizations; he helped establish the first incident response team for the United States House of Representatives and provided advisory support to offices of the Department of Defense on information warfare. He is the cofounder of G2-Forward, a prominent information analysis and distribution service supporting the military intelligence and law enforcement communities. In 1998, he became the chief security officer for Network Solutions (the InterNIC), the company responsible for developing and operating the Internet Shared Registry System.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.

Foreword
Preface
The Basics
Introduction
VBScript's History and Uses
What VBScript Is Used For: Gluing Together Objects
Differences Between VBScript and VBA
Program Structure
Functions and Procedures
Classes
Global Code
Reusable Code Libraries
Data Types and Variables
VBScript Data Types: The Many Faces of the Variant
Variables and Constants
Error Handling and Debugging
Debugging
Error Handling
Common Problem Areas and How to Avoid Them
VBScript with Active Server Pages
How ASP Works
Active Server Pages Object Model
Programming Outlook Forms
Why Program Outlook Forms?
The Form-Based Development Environment
Running Your Code
Program Flow
The Outlook Object Model
Accessing Other Object Models
Windows Script Host 5.6
Why Use WSH?
Running WSH Scripts
Program Flow
The WSH Object Model
WSH Language Elements
Accessing Other Object Models
VBScript with Internet Explorer
The [left angle bracket]SCRIPT[right angle bracket] Tag
What Can You Do with Client-Side Scripting?
Understanding the IE Object Model
Windows Script Components
The Script Component Wizard
Writing Component Code
Using the Component
WSC Programming Topics
Reference
The Language Reference
Appendixes
Language Elements by Category
VBScript Constants
Operators
Locale IDs
The Script Encoder
Index
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