By Tobias Weltner

The main finished publication out there, home windows Scripting secrets and techniques uncovers the never-before-documented beneficial properties and hidden procedure capabilities that make the hot home windows Scripting Host a extra robust software. The ebook contains greater than two hundred ready-to-use scripts, and the CD-ROM includes ready-to-use libraries and examples from the e-book, in addition to a variety of scripting tools.A few of the insights inside of comprise * Kick-starting WSH and VBScripts * "Kidnapping" and growing COM items * Tweaking your Registry, and tracking method prestige * Powering up with Kodak Imaging * operating a home windows community with ADSI scriptsYou can automate virtually any approach activity or improve your present performance utilizing the scripting suggestions exact right here. From the CD-ROM, pattern greater than 450 scripts, or test trying to find a solution within the absolutely searchable digital model of the booklet.

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The Microsoft Script Debugger is a great help for this problem. Although this program was originally developed to display script errors inside of Web pages, it also works with stand-alone local scripts and allows you to step through a script line by line. This way, it’s easy to discover the true logical structure, and you can check variable contents after each step to see if the script does what you think it should. qc 16 3/3/00 9:30 AM Page 16 Part I: Scripting Kickstart ■ ■ Before you can use the Script Debugger, you need to install it as outlined in the Preface.

Vbs files. That’s all there is to it. vbs file for you. Figure 1-7: Start new script files with the help of New. All that is left to do is to rename the file and then right-click the file: Edit will open the empty file in your text editor, and you’ll be ready to bring your script to life. For more information about how the script accomplishes all of this, see Chapter 13. For now, it’s just a convenient tool. ” Automatically renaming and opening new scripts Scripts can help you to automate routine tasks — it’s their job.

Figure 1-1: Scripts are just plain text files. At this point, your script is a plain text file. vbs (see Figure 1-2). vbs. vbs file extension. Your script will be placed right on your desktop (see Figure 1-3). If you have correctly set up the Scripting Host as outlined previously, it will have the typical script icon. vbs script To see your script, just open up the file. It will pop up a small dialog box and say hello to the world (see Figure 1-4). Figure 1-4: It works! Your script says hello to the world.

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