External objects. This is the list of the namespaces available to the script
in its original/source form. Namespaces in the active
scripting are the global names of objects, variables etc.
available for the script when it runs. For example in ASP they
are the ASP objects shown on the picture (and some more
depending on the ASP version), in WSH there is only one -
WScript. Namespaces are defined by the script host.
Using the drop-down box and the Apply button you can select
standard namespaces for some popular script hosts - ASP and
WSH are listed.
You can add custom namespaces or remove some of the listed
by using these buttons and edit box. If you want to compile a
script for a script host not known for the ASPC you will need
to add the namespaces manualy.
Paths.These 3 boxes contain the source, output and VBProject paths
(read more in ASPC Projects). You
can browse to the desired path clicking the buttons on the
right or enter relative paths - relative to the directory in
which the project is/will be saved. If you want to make your
project moveable - for example you want to be able to compile
it on another machine.
Project name is an important setting. It determines the VB
project name and becomes the first part of the program ID of
the every component contained in it.
Save full paths. If checked project will be saved with the
full paths to the source and output directories. This can be
useful for some advanced tricks but will make the project
difficult to move to another location. If a project will be
built using the console utility aspc.exe - for example in case
of frequent site regeneration using CTS you will need to save
a copy of the project with this box checked and pass it to the
Debug build. This works together with the DbgTrace
directive. Using this option you are able to discard from the
compiled version (unchecked) the statements marked with the
above directive or leave them (checked). See also TraceMsg
Translate ASP Tags.What to use for the ASP tags (<%= %>).
If you want to use something else and not Response.Write -
enter it in this field. For a sample which shows when this
trick is useful see the Example10.
Read me. A plain text file (must be in
the same directory where the project file resides). It will be
opened automatically when the project is opened in the IDE.
This useful when preparing samples, projects that will be used
by other users or just for yourself - to remind you some
important things about the project at a later time.
Default compile-time script. Select a
default CTS for the project. It is like the any file
attached CTS but it is convenient to specify it here if
most of the files in the project will use the same script. If
the script has a configuration it will be one for all the
files processed by the script.
Apply to. Dialog that helps to assign
the default CTS selected to many files in the project - by
name, processing option or something else.
Compiler variables. Specify the global
compiler variables here - the variables defined for the entire
project and available for all the CTS scripts in it (embedded
and attached). This depends on the CTS used in the project.
Check their documentations for the global variables they may
need. For example they could use a global variable to specify
an SQL query, file name or some other option.
Compile time script global directory.
It is recommended to not change this box. If your change
caused problems clear the text in it and click ok - the
default value will be set. In some cases you may need to
change the global directory where the scripts specified as /somedirectory/.../somescript.vbs
are searched. This field specifies the root directory.