Category Archive for: Introduction to the Web

Manipulating the Styles

You have seen how to customize HI’ML tags with the <STYLE> tag. In this section. we are going to manipulate the styles from within scripts and produce DHTML documents (documents that change their appearance on the browser). Because VBScript is executed on the client, it is possible to include the logic for dynamic content in HTML documents and…

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Dynamic HTML

You’ve seen how to use VBScript to program the intrinsic and custom ActiveX controis on a Web page. Another use of VBScript on the Web (an« probably more popular) is to create DHTML pages. As I mentioned DH1ML documents are static HTML pages with programmable elements. For example you can program a header to change color when the…

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Downloading Custom ActiveX Controls

testing custom ActiveX controls on your own computer is simple and the test pages will always work. If you post the page on a Web server and someone else attempts to open it remotely, they are not going to see the ActiveX control on the page because the control isn’t registered on the host system. If you want…

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Registering Custom ActiveX Controls

While you develop Custom ActiveX controls you don’t have to register them in order to use them in the test project. If you want to use a custom’ ActiveX control with a different project, however you must first register it. The process of registering a custom ActiveX control is repeat it here: 1. Choose File. Make control.ocx (control…

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The FORM HTML Web Page

The FORM HTML page previously shown in Figure 19.7 contains.all the controls you C~I place on a Web page to request information from the viewer. The FORM section. of the page is defined with the following tag: <FORMACTION-‘ASPages/Register.asp· method-‘GET”> The data collected on this page will be transmitted to the application REGISfER.ASP on the same server and they…

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Activating the Client with VBScript

The Web is by nature a client/server environment. The load is balanced between the server where the information is stored and the client which does the processing. Until recently processing consisted of rendering a Web page (including its graphics) on the client. With VBScript you can add small programs to your pages that are executed on the server. With…

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Aligning Cell Contents

The AUGN and VAUGN attributes specify the alignment of the cell’s contents. The AUGN attribute is used for horizontal alignment and it can have the value LEFT CENTER or RIGHT. The VAUGN attribute specifies the vertical alignment of the text and it can have the value TOP MIDDLE or BOnOM. The default alignment is LEFT (horizontal alignment) and MIDDLE…

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Inserting Graphics

Graphics play an important role in Web page design. There are hardly any pages on . the World Wide Web that don’t use graphics and some pages contain hardly any text. Graphics are not inserted in the HTML document directly The document itself contains special tags which reference the image to be inserted by the browser when the page…

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The Basic HTML Tags

No matter what you are going to do on the Web, some basic understanding of .HTML is required. HTML is certainly easy for a Visual Basic programmer to learn and use. The small part of HTML presented here is all you need to build functional Web pages. The following are the really necessary tags for creating no-frills HTML documents…

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HTML Primer

HTML is the language you use to prepare documents for online publication. HTML documents are also called Web documents. A page is what you see in your browser at any time. Fach Web site whether on the Internet or on an intranet is composed of multiple pages, and you can switch among the pages by following hyperlinks. The collection…

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