Microsoft® VBScript Step by Step, 1E

Errata for Microsoft® VBScript Step by Step, 1E




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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 7

"varient" should be "variant" On page 7, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd complete sentences on the page contain an incorrectly spelled programming term. Change: "We do not have to specify what kind of information we are going to store in the variable, as VBScript treats everything as a “varient.” In VB.NET, we would use the following command: Dim j as int. In VBScript, we just Dim j and it is a varient, which means it can be anything from a string to a date. By treating everything as a varient, VBScript is very easy to use." To: "We do not have to specify what kind of information we are going to store in the variable, as VBScript treats everything as a “variant.” In VB.NET, we would use the following command: Dim j as int. In VBScript, we just Dim j and it is a variant, which means it can be anything from a string to a date. By treating everything as a variant, VBScript is very easy to use."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
Printed
Page 58

"varient" should be "variant" On page 58, the 4th sentence on the page contains an incorrectly spelled programming term. Change: "These varients (as they are called) are easy on programmers, but are wasteful of memory resources." To: "These variants (as they are called) are easy on programmers, but are wasteful of memory resources."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
Printed
Page 140

Additional instructions required before creating ListFiles.vbs On page 140, directly below the heading "File It Under Files" and above the first paragraph a NOTE box needs to be added with the following information: "Before creating the ListFiles.vbs script below you will need to create the C:fso folder and the testBoot.ini file: 1. Go into Windows Explorer and create a folder on the C: drive named fso. 2. Copy the boot.ini file from the C: directory to the newly created C:fso folder. Make sure you do not Move the boot.ini file. Moving the boot.ini file from the C: drive can cause serious system problems. 3. Rename the newly created boot.ini file in the C:fso folder from boot.ini to testboot.ini. By default the C:oot.ini file is a hidden, system file. Unless you have turned on the option in Windows Explorer to show the hidden and system files you will not see boot.ini. As an alternative, you can simply create a C:fso folder and then create any text file with notepad to use that for the exercise." Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of this book, it may already contain most or all of the above corrections.

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010