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Microsoft WSH and VBScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 4th, 4th Edition

  • Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
  • ISBN-10: 1305260325  |  ISBN-13: 9781305260320
  • 460 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2003
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25
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VBScript is a programming language that is simple enough for beginners and makes learning fundamental programming concepts easy. But as you’ll learn in this updated fourth edition of MICROSOFT WSH AND VBSCRIPT PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, VBScript is also a powerful scripting language through which you can learn even the most advanced programming concepts. No complex programming environment is required: You can create VBScripts using a simple text editor such as Windows Notepad, and VBScripts can be run on WSH (Windows Script Host) and several other environments. If you are new to programming with Microsoft WSH and VBScript and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. This revised fourth edition covers WSH 5.7 and VBScript 5.7. Get started programming today, with MICROSOFT WSH AND VBSCRIPT PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, FOURTH EDITION.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers basics of both WSH and VBScript.
  • Covers advanced topic such as storing/retrieving data and handling script errors.
  • Teaches readers how to add a GUI to their script.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with the WSH and VBScript.
2. Overview of the Windows Script Host.
3. VBScript Basics.
4. Constants, Variables, Arrays, and Dictionaries.
5. Conditional Logic.
6. Processing Collections of Data.
7. Using Procedures to Organize Scripts.
8. Storing and Retrieving Data.
9. Handling Script Errors.
10. Using the Windows Registry to Configure Scripts Settings.
11. Working with Built-In VBScript Objects.
12. Combining Different Scripting Languages.
13. Working with Windows Management Instrumentation.
14. Adding a GUI Interface to Your Scripts.
Appendix A. WSH Administrative Scripting.
Appendix B. Introducing Remote WSH.
Appendix C. Built-In VBScript Functions.

What's New

  • Covers WSH 5.7 and VBScript 5.7.
  • Includes a new chapter covering HTML Applications (HTAs), which will teach readers how to use HTML Applications to provide GUI interfaces for their scripts.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and IT professional with more than 25 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 39 books and the coauthor of two additional books. Jerry has a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has more than five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.