VB Scripting Tutorials

VBScript ( short for Visual Basic Scripting Edition ) is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft. The language's syntax reflects its pedigree as a variation of Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language. VBScript is installed as default in every Windows OS since Windows 98. It initially gained support from Windows administrators seeking an automation tool more powerful than the batch language first developed in the late 1970s. A VBScript script must be executed within a host environment, of which there are several.



When employed in Microsoft Internet Explorer, VBScript is very similar in function to JavaScript, as a language to write functions that are embedded in or included from HTML pages and interact with the Document Object Model ( DOM ) of the page, to perform tasks not possible in HTML alone. Other web browsers such as Firefox and Opera do not typically have built - in support for VBScript. This means that where client - side script is required on a web site, developers generally use JavaScript for better browser compatibility, since Internet Explorer also has an implementation of JavaScript ( known as JScript ).

Besides client - side web development, VBScript can be used for server - side processing of web pages, mostly notably with Microsoft Active Server Pages ( ASP ). The ASP engine asp. dll invokes vbscript. dll to run VBScript scripts. VBScript that is embedded in an ASP page is contained within < % and % > tags.


VB Scripting Tutorials Links

VisualBasicScript.com
URL: http://www.visualbasicscript.com/
Includes information on VBScript and ASP.

DevGuru VBScript Quick Reference
URL: http://www.devguru.com/technologies/vbscript/quickref/vbscript_intro.html
This is an extremely comprehensive 247 page reference source that explains and gives examples of code, plus the resultant output, for all of the constants, functions, methods, properties, objects, operators, and statements that define this language.

VBScript User’s Guide
URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/script56/html/vbstutor.asp
Microsoft's reference site for VBScript covers the basics of VBScript such as data types, variables, constants, operators, conditions, looping, procedures and coding conventions..

Language Reference for VBScript
URL: http://www.nuts.dk/lagg/vb/vbstoc.htm
This is a mirror of an MS site with reference information for VBScript including keywords, features, functions, methods, objects, constants, operators, properties etc.

Adding VBScript to Web Pages
URL: http://www.intranetjournal.com/corner/wrox/progref/vbt/ch21_17.shtml
Adding VBScript to a Web page using the script tag.

Tek-Tips VBScript Forum
URL: http://www.tek-tips.com/gthreadminder.cfm/lev2/4/lev3/32/pid/329
VBScript forum.

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