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Teach Yourself VBScript in 21 Days

Week 1 -- At a Glance

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At a Glance


This book is intended to show you how to use VBScript as a powerful tool to extend the capabilities of environments such as World Wide Web pages. This week will provide you with a look at where VBScript fits in the context of the World Wide Web. You will also see some basic scripts and cover plenty of the fundamentals of building your own VBScript code. A browser that hosts VBScript will enable you to run the examples and build the programs described in the book. This week provides details on where to get such a browser, if you don't have one already, and shows VBScript pages you can run in that browser.

Where You Are Going

This week will begin with a brief look at what the Internet and the World Wide Web are really all about. That context is necessary to fully understand the evolution and purpose of VBScript, which is covered in detail. This week gives you a taste of the overall essence and capabilities of VBScript. Then the attention turns to specific fundamentals that you must master to use the language effectively. The lessons explain and demonstrate the use of variables in VBScript. This is followed by a close look at the operators available in the language and how to use them. Next, you'll examine control structures. Finally, this week provides a clear description of how to use procedures in VBScript. With the fundamentals provided during this week, you'll be ready to tackle more advanced topics and script programs in the weeks to follow.