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Posted on 2004-09-13
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I can't get my "hello world" vbscript to work. I am running it with WSH. I copied most of it. Everything works but the beep and it is just annoying me.

here it is with sub

dim v
v = inputbox ("what is ur name?")
msgbox " hello, " & v


Beeep(5)

Sub Beeep(itimes)
dim itemp
For itemp = 1 to itimes
beep
next
end sub


>>>>>>> type mismatch beep

here is another way

dim v
v = inputbox ("what is ur name?")
msgbox " hello, " & v

beep


>>>>same thing type mismatch beep

I really just want to know why this beep doesnt work. I dont want to know how to run multiple functions to connnect to a beep.wav. I will learn that later. This of course worked without the beep.

ty,
jd
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by:Ryan Chong
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Beep function is only available in VB, but not in VBScript (Microsoft Windows Script Technologies)
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See this as well:

VBScript functions available in Visual Basic Scripting Edition
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/script56/html/vtoriFunctions.asp
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my "Im a noob" book says one of the simplest vbscript statements is beep. Ill check the links u gave later. Too busy to go surfing.

thnx
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Ryancys is right, in theory you cant do it however this will work! ;-)

'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Set wshell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
wshell.run "cmd /C " & chr(34) & "@echo " & chr(7) & chr(34),0,True
'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dom
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Sorry, here is your entire code in case you were wondering how to integrate it. (By the way, you will drive yourself nuts trying to train on VB with VBScript)! Good Luck!!!!!

'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Set wshell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

dim v
v = inputbox ("what is ur name?")
msgbox " hello, " & v
Beeep(5)

Sub Beeep(itimes)
dim itemp
For itemp = 1 to itimes
wshell.run "cmd /C " & chr(34) & "@echo " & chr(7) & chr(34),0,True
next
end sub
'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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I sort of understand the top statment (I just don't know what Wscript.Shell is). Any chance of explaining (just a little bit) the statement in the sub?
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I'm good at other languages. I have a cs degree, but ur right....I am going nutz...lol
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OK, first of all you gotta understand that VBScript is NOT the same as VB. It is a hugely scaled down version a much more complex language. To go through the book you've got you should chase down a copy of Visual Studio (and it sounds like your learning VB6 not .NET).

That said, because VBScript is less featured than VB, it is sometimes necessary to reference some outside tools. In this instance, to produce the beep requires running the code '@echo' and then the ascii character number 7 from a command line. (Don't ask why, it just works! :-P) If you were using VB you could just use the 'Shell' command which does the same thing however it is not available in VBScript. It is however available in WScript which is another scripting tool built into Windows (from 98 onwards I think).

The 'set WShell=CreateObject("WScript.Shell")' line simply creates a new WScript Shell command and gives it a handle (WShell). Later, in the Sub when you want to make the beep sound, we simply call the Run method of the object with the parameters (in this case the command line to be run) and it accesses teh WScript method and executes.

Hope that was understandable! Good Luck.

Dom
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