Referencing Additional COM Components
In your script component, it might be necessary to create instances of other COM components as needed. You can do so in two ways:
In script Create instances of other objects directly in your script. For example, you can use the CreateObject function in Microsoft® Visual Basic® Scripting Edition (VBScript) or the new ActiveXObject Object in JScript.
Using an OBJECT element Use an <object> element similar to the <OBJECT> tag you use in HTML pages. Using an <object> element makes objects globally available to any script and allows scripting tools to provide statement completion. It also provides a convenient way to summarize and document the objects you use in your script component.
Although <object> elements in script components are similar to <OBJECT> tags in HTML pages, the list of attributes for an <object> element in a script component is shorter, because script components do not present a user interface.
To create an OBJECT element
Create an <object> element. This element should be inside the <component> element, but outside of any other element such as a <script> element.
The following example shows an object definition in a script component.
<object id="cnn" progid="ADODB.Connection"/>
Referencing an External Type Library
Many components that you might work with support type libraries, which provide a complete listing of the component's classes and their members. By referencing the component's type libraries, you can use constants defined in the type library.
To include a reference to a type library
Include a <reference> element in your script component that specifies the location and name of the type library to include. For example:
To reference resources
In the script component, but outside of the <public> and <script> elements (and <implements> element, if any), create one <resource> element for each resource you want to define, giving each element a unique ID. The following example shows two <resource> elements:
A CDATA section is required to make the contents of the <resource> element opaque to the parser. For details, see Script Component Files and XML Conformance.
<component id="MyScriptlet"> <public> <method name="random" internalName="getRandomNumber"/> </public> <resource id="errNonNumeric"><![CDATA[Non-numeric value passed]]> </resource> <resource id="errOutOfRange"><![CDATA[Passed value is out of range ]]> </resource>
In your script, include the resource text or number by calling the getResource function, as shown in the following example.
A CDATA section is required to make the script in the <script> element opaque to the parser. For details, see Script Component Files and XML Conformance.
<script language="VBScript"> <![CDATA[ Function getRandomNumber(upperBound) If IsNumeric(upperBound) Then getRandomNumber = Cint(upperBound * Rnd + 1) Else getRandomNumber=getResource("errNonNumeric") End If End Function ]]> </script>