VBScript: Programmer's Reference Paperback – Dec 31 1999
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From the Publisher
This book will not only serve as a reference guide to the VBScript language and syntax, but will also demonstrate its usage in context with many practical examples. It is ideal for anyone who uses VBScript as a programming language. It is a desktop reference and quick guide for ASP programmers, IE programmers and Windows Script Host programmers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
VBScript is one of Microsofts scripting languages, which can be employed in a variety of ways from client-side scripting in Internet Explorer to server-side programming in ASP and the new Microsoft® Windows® Script Host. The language itself has been gradually increasing in power and flexibility, and the newest release, VBScript 5.0 (which comes with IE5.0), represents a huge increase in functionality and effectiveness.
Who is this book for?
This book will be useful for anyone who wishes to get to grips with VBScript. Whether you've just played around with HTML and want to find out about the world of programming, or whether you're an experienced programmer who needs to learn the VBScript language in order to work with the Windows Script Host or develop ASP pages, this book will show you the way. No prior knowledge of programming is assumed.
What does this book cover?
- Complete guide to the VBScript language and its syntax
- Up-to-date details of the most recent scripting engines for Internet Explorer®, ASP and the Windows Script Host
- All the new features in VBScript 5, including constructing classes, DCOM support, and using regular expressions
- The use of VBScript in context with various technologies, including WSH, ASP, ADO, DHTML and VB
- Extensive reference covering the various implementations and the relevant object models
As an experienced developer, you need to get the facts on a new technology fast. Without the marketing hype, without the trivial introduction. Thats what Wrox Programmers References deliver. Hard facts on the newest technologies with practical examples of how to apply new tools to your development projects today.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
- Wide range of relevant topics.
- Good examples.
- Extensive appendicies.
- Already out of date.
- Worthless and frustrating index.
- Lots of undefined acronymns.
- Discontinuity of writing styles between the many authors.
I have been writing embedded software for a long time, but am relatively new to VBScript and Windows. I found this book to be useful for me, but I suspect that there are probably better books out there.
The writing style is very approachable, and the Wrox Press model of a team of qualified people tackling different topics works very well (11 authors and 7 technical reviewers). These people really know the topics, and the book is well edited. An excellent value.
The book is easy to follow and the short introduction to programming most useful for non-programmers like me and my team.
Unfortunately, for me, the book will lead to more work for me and my team of technical mainframe support staff converting mainframe legacy JCL to VBScript. I will be ordering two more copies of the book for my team and I am sure that they will gain much from it.
Even after a few days, members of staff from programming teams keep borrowing the book I am now forced to lie about its location (under my desk).
If I had a criticism I would say that Cscript should be covered in a little more detail, but its only minor point and I found the information I was looking for on the Web.
I bought 3 books on VBScript, the others are not bad books but they are written with a rocket scientist in mind and assume that the reader is competent in programming and modern scripting techniques. Thankfully your book saved the day and I actually enjoyed reading it. I get the impression that the team that put it together also enjoyed that task, it seems to come across in the text anyways.
Its a great book.
-Vbscript in a Nutshell : A Desktop Quick Reference
-Vbscript Programmer's Reference
-Learning Vbscript (Nutshell Handbook)
-Visual Basic 6 form the ground up (due to shortage of vbscript books)
The only book that took me from some background in programming to a better understanding of programmng and being able to solve problems using VBscript was the book: Vbscript Programmer's Reference
It wasn't perfect, for my needs I would have liked more info on OLE, automation and object models.
I needed to learn VBscript to write scripts for Softimage XSI and Photoshop accessing their object models, OLE and this was the only book that taught me VBscript and how I might approach certain tasks.
The other books are as the titles imply nutshell books, but are really reference in a nutshell. They say what things are but do not take you through any steps to learn how to use them or better understand through use what they are. They are typically written by those who know but don't understand how to teach to soemone who knows little or nothing. These authors would write a dictionary to teach you english.
Now that I know better what I am doing I have no reason to reference these poorly written books and still reference the Vbscript Programmer's Reference Book. The other books were hardly looked at past the first few chapters, and were a waste of money and time, especially the O'Reilly books. Vbscript Programmer's Reference Book is decent for a begineer to pre-intermediate programmer, wish there were more on VBscript.
The range of topics covered is useful if you're trying to decide whether VBScript is right for your project . But if you're just trying to write Active Server Pages, I recommend skipping this book and getting 'Beginning ASP' by Wrox -- it uses VBScript exclusively and has a better introduction to the syntax and usage of the language.
Most recent customer reviews
A useful book for me, introducing me into VBScript quite well, but it will make you more of a 'Jack of all trades & master of none'. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by Grizwald Fubar
I bought this book because I was getting into ASP development and needed to learn the basics of VBScript. The first part of the book does a great job of teaching the student. Read morePublished on July 18 2002 by Chris Kilbane
The author never does address what skill level is necessary to fully appreciate this book. From my reading it should be clarified at the beginning that this book is not for... Read morePublished on May 19 2002 by Mark Conway
I was looking for a VBScript reference book for work. One which I could use to look up a command/function in the index and find examples of the syntax within the book. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2001
This book had a lot of discussion to educate somebody on the world of vbscript, but was very short with actual examples. My main beef as it is with most books is the examples. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2001 by Charles Brown
As another reviewer has noted, any book that has eleven authors is bound to need a good editor, but this one shows no sign of even having been looked at by a copy editor. Read morePublished on June 10 2001
I was looking for a good "reference" book on VBScript that would cover each function, their methods, properties, etc. Read morePublished on March 26 2001
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