THIS THREAD IS ABOUT CODE
and I'll start off with this:
- I've recently discovered a passion for programming, mainly scripting in HTA, VBS, batch and python.
Oh good! You're going to explain me about HTA and VBS soon!
The kids at the Young Researchers Centre just discovered the wonders of batch files. Especially that you can put things like "start JimmyIsAwesome.txt" and it pops up a notepad screen that says ... you guessed it.
I don't know why I couldn't get them interested in Python. Well, I'm fairly sure it is because I didn't have a drop dead simple example that would give immediate results. They're not averse to figuring out complex stuff, but apparently you gotta show them there is SOME treasure at the end of the road first. AKA I build it first
Anyway so I thought maybe VBS is a nice idea because one of them also figured out you can make stuff pop up by writing the right commands in a textfile and renaming it to ".vbs"
Which is pretty awesome because it means it's a real programming language that is available by default on every windows system.
But then I found out that any type of UI in VBScript is limited to popup message boxes and popup input prompt message boxes. Is that right? And that for anything more complex you need to use a HTA ?
Another problem is that it seems that to do anything *useful* you need to make ActiveX COM objects or whatever and that seems super complicated.