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VB Script in HTML

What is VBScript?

• VBScript is a scripting language

• A scripting language is a lightweight programming language
• VBScript is a light version of Microsoft's programming language Visual Basic

How does it Work?

•When a VBScript is inserted into an HTML document, the Internet browser will read
the HTML and interpret the VBScript. The VBScript can be executed immediately, or
at a later event.
Example Code
<script type="text/vbscript">
document.write("Hello Student !")

Example Explained
• To insert a VBScript into an HTML page, we use the <script> tag. Inside the <script>
tag we use the type attribute to define the scripting language. So, the <script
type="text/vbscript"> and </script> tells where the VBScript starts and Ends:
• The document.write command is a standard VBScript command for writing output to
a page

Where to Put the VBScript

• VBScripts in a page will be executed immediately while the page loads into the
browser. This is not always what we want. Sometimes we want to execute a script
when a page loads, or at a later event, such as when a user clicks a button. When this
is the case we put the script inside a function or a sub procedure.
• You can place an unlimited number of scripts in your document, and you can have
scripts in both the body and the head section.
• If you want to run the same VBScript on several pages, without having to write the
same script on every page, you can write a VBScript in an external file.

<script type="text/vbscript" src="ex.vbs"></script>

Note: The external script cannot contain the <script> tag!To use the external script, point to
the .vbs file in the "src" attribute of the <script> tag:

VBScript Variables
• Variables are "containers" for storing information.
• VBScript variables are used to hold values or expressions.
• A variable can have a short name, like x, or a more descriptive name, like Salary.
Rules for VBScript variable names:
• Must begin with a letter
• Cannot contain a period (.)
• Cannot exceed 255 characters
How To Declare variable VBScript:
• You can declare VBScript variables with the Dim.
Note:- Dim Stands For Dimension
• Example
Dim x
Dim salary
Dim Std_name
Assigning Values to Variables

Std_name = “Steve”

Lifetime of Variables:
When you declare a variable within a procedure, the variable can only be accessed within
that procedure. When the procedure exits, the variable is destroyed. These variables are
called local variables. You can have local variables with the same name in different
procedures, because each is recognized only by the procedure in which it is declared.
If you declare a variable outside a procedure, all the procedures on your page can access
it. The lifetime of these variables starts when they are declared, and ends when the page is
VBScript Array Variables:
• An array variable is used to store multiple values in a single variable.
Dim Std_name(2)
• The number shown in the parentheses is 2. We start at zero so this array contains 3
elements. This is a fixed-size array.
• You can Assign a Value in array by assignment operator.

• Similarly, the data can be retrieved from any element using the index of the particular
array element you want.
• You can have up to 60 dimensions in an array.
• Multiple dimensions are declared by separating the numbers in the parentheses with

Examples (Declaration & Assignment Value In Multi Dimension Array)

Dim It_Company(2,2)
It_Company (0,0)="Microsoft Inc."
It_Company (0,1)="Apple Computers"
It_Company (0,2)="HP"
It_Company (1,0)="Sun Micro System"
It_Company (1,1)="Samsung"
It_Company (1,2)="Adobe Corporation"
It_Company (2,0)="Logitech"
It_Company (2,1)="Western Digital"
It_Company (2,2)="Segate"
Date/Time Functions in VB.

Function Description
CDate Converts a valid date and time expression to the variant of subtype Date
Date Returns the current system date
DateAdd Returns a date to which a specified time interval has been added
DateDiff Returns the number of intervals between two dates
DatePart Returns the specified part of a given date
DateSerial Returns the date for a specified year, month, and day
DateValue Returns a date
Day Returns a number that represents the day of the month (between 1 and
31, inclusive)
FormatDateTime Returns an expression formatted as a date or time
Hour Returns a number that represents the hour of the day (between 0 and 23,
IsDate Returns a Boolean value that indicates if the evaluated expression can be
converted to a date
Minute Returns a number that represents the minute of the hour (between 0 and
59, inclusive)
Month Returns a number that represents the month of the year (between 1 and
12, inclusive)
MonthName Returns the name of a specified month
Now Returns the current system date and time
Second Returns a number that represents the second of the minute (between 0
and 59, inclusive)
Time Returns the current system time
Timer Returns the number of seconds since 12:00 AM
TimeSerial Returns the time for a specific hour, minute, and second
TimeValue Returns a time
Weekday Returns a number that represents the day of the week (between 1 and 7,
WeekdayName Returns the weekday name of a specified day of the week
Year Returns a number that represents the year

1. CDate:
Syntax: CDate(date)
date Required. Any valid date expression (like Date() or Now())

<script type="text/vbscript">
d=CDate("April 22, 2010")