Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and the automation of repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition, delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts in all four areas. Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6, and ASP 3.0, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition includes introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. A new chapter introduces the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and an appendix documents the Script Encoder. The main part of the book is a comprehensive alphabetical reference to the VBScript language and the Scripting Runtime Library. Each entry has a standardized listing with the following information: * The keyword's syntax and parameters * A discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment * The differences between the operation of the keyword in VBScript and in Visual Basic 6.0 or VBA * Programming Tips and Gotchas, a section containing notes, solutions to real-world gotchas, and undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language that can help you avoid potential problems Regardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition, is the book you'll want by your side-the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language reference available.Lomax, Paul is the author of 'Vbscript In a Nutshell', published 2003 under ISBN 9780596004880 and ISBN 0596004885.