VBScript Programmer's Reference, Third Edition

  • 11h 52m
  • Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Daniel Read, Kathie Kingsley-Hughes
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

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

About the Authors

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has made his living as a technology writer for over a decade, 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. He is also editor of the ZDNet blog Hardware 2.0.

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 Read is a software developer living and working in Atlanta, GA, USA. He currently works for Connecture Inc., an Atlanta-based software consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry. Daniel also publishes and writes essays for developers at DeveloperDotStar.com, a web-based magazine for software professionals.

In this Book

  • A Quick Introduction to Programming
  • What VBScript Is — and Isn’t!
  • Data Types
  • Variables and Procedures
  • Control of Flow
  • Error Handling and Debugging
  • The Scripting Runtime Objects
  • Classes in VBScript (Writing Your Own COM Objects)
  • Regular Expressions
  • Client-Side Web Scripting
  • Windows Sidebars and Gadgets
  • Task Scheduler Scripting
  • PowerShell
  • Super-Charged Client-Side Scripting
  • Windows Script Host
  • Windows Script Components
  • Script Encoding
  • Remote Scripting
  • HTML Applications
  • Server-Side Web Scripting
  • Adding VBScript to Your VB and .NET Applications