Runs the script.
After loading the script code (see AddText
and AddTextEx methods) Run
method can be called to run the script.
Running script means executing of the all global script code and parsing definitions of
the functions/subs in the text. For many applications this is enough i.e. loading some
script and executing it. Thus script text is some kind of sequential commands (possibly
helper/library functions) and the script is executed once in order to do its work.
Most advanced usage of the Active Scripts is to use Run method only just a preparation
for later usage. After the method returns (with success status) global functions/subs
defined in the script can be called randomly by the hosting application (global data
variables can be accessed too). In this case script acts as a flexible component that
provides services to the hosting application. Script is not loaded and not reinitialized
between operations and it works a times faster then in the case of executing the entire
script for every action.
Order parameter. Order in which the scripts written in different
languages are executed could be important. For example if code in
one of the scripts refers to routines and variables in another language
then the referee must be started first. To meet these needs the order
parameter gives you ability to control the order of the startup sequence:
0 - will start the scripts in the same order the script engines
are added. E.g. if you have:
' Add some code
The code written in VBScript will be started first then the JScript
code. And if the JScript code calls some functions from the VBScript code
everything will be ok, but if VBScript code calls functions of the JScript
code error will occur.
-1 - Negative order - the last added language will be started
first and so forth to the first one.