VBScript Programmer's Reference

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 9, 2004 - Computers - 686 pages
What is this book about?

The VBScript standard has changed over time, and several new things have been introduced since this book first published in 1999. The current standard for VBScript is 5.6. The script debugger, script control, and script encoder have all changed and the Windows Script Component Wizard, regular expressions, and remote scripting have been introduced. Windows Script Host technology has also matured over time and gained in both effectiveness and popularity.

VBScript Programmer's Reference, 2nd Edition begins with discussion of the general syntax, functions, keywords, style, error handling, and similar language-specific topics and then moves into an expanded reference section covering the object models in detail. The book combines a comprehensive overview of the VBScript technology and associated technologies with practical examples at every stage from beginner to advanced user.

Specific topics include the following:

  • Variables and Data Types
  • Procedures
  • Error Handling and Debugging
  • Windows Script Components
  • Script Encoding
  • Remote Scripting
  • Data Objects
  • Coding Conventions
 

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Contents

A Quick Introduction to Programming
1
What VBScript Isand Isnt
29
Data Types
43
Variables and Procedures
79
Control of Flow
105
Error Handling and Debugging
125
The Scripting Runtime Objects
173
Classes in VBScript Writing Your Own COM Objects
199
HTML Applications
415
ServerSide Web Scripting
435
Adding VBScript to Your VB Applications
469
Script Control Reference
472
Error Handling with the Script Control
488
Summary
497
Variable Naming Convention
569
Visual Basic Constants Supported in VBScript
575

Regular Expressions
223
ClientSide Web Scripting
249
Summary
275
Windows Script Host
307
Windows Script Components
363
Script Encoding
389
Remote Scripting
407
VBScript Error Codes and the Err Object
581
The Scripting Runtime Library Object Reference
597
The Windows Script Host Object Model
609
Regular Expressions
619
VBA Features not in VBScript
625
ActiveX Data Objects
631
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About the author (2004)

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has made his living as a technology writer for the last six years, with many books and articles to his name. He can also be found teaching classes on the Web, where he has successfully taught technology skills to thousands of learners, with his own special brand of knowledge, experience, wit, and poor spelling.

Kathie Kingsley-Hughes has worked in IT training for many years. In addition to writing, she now works as a courseware developer and e-trainer, specializing in Internet technologies. She also runs a Web development company in the United Kingdom.

Daniel Reed is a software developer living and working in Atlanta, GA, USA. He currently works for Connecticut Inc., an Atlanta-based software consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry. Daniel also publishes and writes essays for chapters.*, a Web-based magazine for software professionals (DeveloperDotStar.com).

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