DOM API - The "document" Object
This section provides a quick description of the 'document' object of the DOM API. A tutorial example is provided on building a simple HTML document with the 'document' object.
IE browser provides the DOM (Document Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface)
to allow VBScript code to interact with the browser and the HTML document.
The most commonly used object in the DOM API is the "document" object, which has the following features:
- The "document" object is a browser built-in object that represents the current HTML document in the browser.
- The "document" object represents all elements in the HTML document with tree structure of "node" objects.
- The "document" object and its "node" objects offer various methods to allow you to manipulate the HTML document.
- The "document" object share the same programming interface in VBScript and other programming languages.
To illustrate some nice features of the "document" object, I wrote this VBScript tutorial example:
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' Building a <p> tag
set paragraph = document.createElement("p")
set text = document.createTextNode("Hello World!")
' Inserting the <p> tag
document.body.bgColor = "lightblue"
If you run this VBScript page in a browser, you will see the "Hello World!" paragraph with light blue background.
For more tutorial examples on the "document" object, see the DOM API chapters in this book.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of VBScript - Visual Basic Scripting Edition
Variant Data Type, Subtypes, and Literals
Numeric Comparison Operations and Logical Operations
String Operations - Concatenation and Comparison
Variable Declaration and Assignment Statement
Expression and Order of Operation Precedence
Statement Syntax and Statement Types
Array Data Type and Related Statements
Array References and Array Assignment Statements
Conditional Statements - "If ... Then" and "Select Case"
Loop Statements - "For", "While", and "Do"
"Function" and "Sub" Procedures
Inspecting Variables Received in Procedures
Error Handling Flag and the "Err" Object
Regular Expression Pattern Match and Replacement
scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL Library
Creating Your Own Classes
►IE Web Browser Supporting VBScript
VBScript Support in IE Web Browsers
Including VBScript Code with HTML "script" Tags
Including VBScript Code as External Files
►DOM API - The "document" Object
DOM API - The "window" Object
Event Listeners and Objects
'vbscript:' Pseudo-URL Addresses
IIS ASP Server Supporting VBScript
WSH (Windows Script Host)
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