Chapter 25. Introduction to HTML Applications


HTML Applications, or HTAs, have been around for a long time—since about the time that Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 was released, in fact. It’s only fairly recently, though, that Windows administrators have started looking at them as an easy way to produce graphical utilities using nothing more than the VBScript they already know, plus some simple HTML markup code.


I consider HTAs to be a fairly advanced topic, and, in fact, cover them in some detail in Advanced VBScript for Windows Administrators (Microsoft Press), a book I coauthored with Jeffery Hicks. In this book, I’m keeping the ...

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