From the Back Cover
VBScript is an incredibly versatile tool—easy to learn, powerful, and flexible. This fully updated guide combines a comprehensive overview of VBScript and associated technologies with practical examples you can use, whether you’re a beginner, a veteran programmer, or a network administrator.
If you’re new at VBScript, or even to programming, this book will teach you what you need to know about this multipurpose language. If you’re experienced, you can skip the fundamentals and focus on the updates in this version, including changes to the script debugger, control and encoder, as well as the Windows Script Component Wizard, regular expression, and remote scripting. Finally, everyone who works with VBScript will learn how to use VBScript with ASP and DHTML, write powerful login scripts, and automate repetitive, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks with Windows Script Host.
Packed with practical examples and up-to-the-minute coverage, this reference takes you as deep into VBScript as you choose to go.
What you will learn from this book
What VBScript is and is not, and how it works
Error handling and debugging techniques
Windows® script components, script encoding, and remote scripting
How to add VBScript to your VB applications
Both client-side and server-side Web scripting
Variables, data types, data objects, procedures, coding conventions, and flow control
How to use VBScript within other technologies
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone interested in learning about VBScript. If you already have programming or VBScript experience, it will deepen your knowledge and provide an excellent reference.
About the Author
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).