Press Release: May 24, 2000
O'Reilly Releases New "Nutshell" Book -- VBScript in a NutshellSebastopol, CA--O'Reilly's latest book in the esteemed "In a Nutshell" series, VBScript in a Nutshell, was written to give VBScript developers the in-depth, real-world information that Help files simply can't provide. This new quick reference distills the experiences of professional developers who have created complex VB and VBScript applications--all day, every day, for years--into the concise, no-nonsense Nutshell format.
Whether developing for the Web, automating Windows, or customizing Microsoft Outlook, VBScript in a Nutshell shows how to write clear, efficient VBScript code. Focusing on the core language, the book consists of a VBScript language reference, which contains all VBScript statements, keywords, and objects. This alphabetical language reference provides the following details:
- The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventions
- A list of arguments, if any, accepted by the function or procedure
- Notes and solutions to real-world gotchas, and various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language that help the reader avoid potential problems
- A description of the data returned by a function
- How and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment
- Differences between the language element in VBA and VBScript
- A brief example to illustrate the use of the keyword
- A cross-reference to other keywords
- Basic language information on VBScript data types, constants, variables, and arrays
- The use of the MSIE, Active Server, Outlook, and Windows Script Host object models to interface a script with the application it's controlling
- Tables listing VBScript functions and statements by category
- The version-specific features of VBScript
- Chapter 2, Program Structure, is available online.
- More about the "In a Nutshell" series.
- More information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, author bio, and samples.
- A cover graphic in jpeg format.