In response to the critical changes made to VBScript since the release of the previous edition of this successful resource, this new edition has been completely updated to cover Vista, Windows Server 2003, Internet Explorer, Microsoft PowerShell, and the many new developments to the latest version of VBScript. This experienced author team has returned to share practical examples, tutorials, and quick answers aimed at helping you take your scripting skills to the next level.
Continuing in the style of the prior editions, the book begins with an introduction to VBScript and explains how it works as a language. The authors then progress to explaining how to make use of VBScript within other technologies, and they offer advanced examples of VBScript code in action. You'll learn to do a variety of tasks, such as copy and move files, create folders and files, modify the Windows operating system, and more. Plus, the comprehensive appendixes are valuable references for you to gain greater insight into how VBScript works so that you can start using it right away to save both time and money.
What you will learn from this book
- How to use variables, comments, and built-in VBScript functions
What VBScript is—and isn't
Advantages to using procedures
Ways to turn code into functions
How to modularize your code into procedures, modules, classes, and components
The difference between top-down and event-driven programming
Tips for organizing and reusing code
Techniques to make your code more clear and readable
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers, client- and server-side web developers, and system administrators who are interested in learning VBScript or becoming more proficient with it.
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.