Was wondering if it is easy to 'migrate' VBScript code to VB
? Currently I have written an automatic installation procedure (like install SQL, then Java, then Office etc) in VBScript. This works fine and I'm using an IE explorer window to display the progress. However, since the script is critical and there isn't that much you can do with the IE page container, I was planning to do this in VB
(form control is a lot better). But since I'm not that experienced in VB
, I already ran in the following:
Where e.g. the Script uses (from WScript.Shell):
Shell.Run "notepad.exe", 0, True
instead uses Shell "notepad.exe" but without that many parameters where True states the script waits for execution until the application is out of the computer's memory.
It annoys me that this looks all very straightforward, but the syntax and logic (VBScript for procedures vs VB
for logicc) is just so different.
So what I want to do is:
1. Display a form
2. Put on a label "Installing MS Office" while using the installation parameters in silent mode.
3. Once office is installed, put on a new label "Installing Java" while using parameters in silent mode.
4. and so on ..
So the form only has the purpose to display the installation progress.
Or should I just forget about it.
Your help is appreciated.