VBScript Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: February 2001
Pages: 120

Microsoft's Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), a subset of Visual Basic for Applications, is a powerful language for Internet application development, where it can serve as a scripting language for server-side, client-side, and system scripting. Whether you're developing code for Active Server Pages, client-side scripts for Internet Explorer, code for Outlook forms, or scripts for Windows Script Host, VBScript Pocket Reference will be your constant companion.

Don't let the pocket-friendly format fool you. Based on the bestselling VBScript in a Nutshell, this small book details every VBScript language element--every statement, function, and object--both in VBScript itself, and in the Microsoft Scripting Runtime Library. There's a special emphasis on the following details:

  • The syntax, using standard code conventions
  • The arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist

Entries are arranged alphabetically by topic, so that you can, for instance, easily find details about that string-handling function that you can't quite remember. In addition, appendixes list VBScript operators and VBScript intrinsic constants.

Regardless of how much VBScript programming experience you have, the VBScript Pocket Reference is the book you'll pick up time and time again as your standard quick reference guide to the VBScript language. It is indispensable for anyone writing scripts with VBScript.

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A good book

By Fabio Alessandro Locati

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I think this is a good book, even if sometimes is not perfect (usually I want more info than what is written). But, in the end, it helps me saving a lot of hourse, because I don't have to look into huge books every times I forget the syntax.

 
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This pocket reference is top notch! I highly recommend it. I disagree with the previous review. The entries are alphabtetical by topic which makes sense and there is a page after the table of contents which display all the entries alphabetically. It features version 5.5 of VBScript which supports creation of classes. Best of all it features an extensive section on the File System Objects which make VBScript stand out among some of the other scripting languages.

 
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Though the content is good, I cannot figure out why the entries are not simply alphabetical. Quick: is Split an array function or a string function?

Imagine how clumsy a dictionary would be if it were broken into separate sections for different topics.

I hope this changes with the new edition.

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