ASPC Symbols file
This file can be found in the ASP Compiler install directory -
usually Program files\newObjects\ASPC\VBSymbols.aspc-symbols.
It is a standard configuration file with one section per every
global VB symbol. Currently symbols are not described in depth,
but advanced users or project managers may find useful to alter
the file contents in order to prevent some human mistakes and add
a little more control over the compilation process.
Every VBScript keyword must be described with one section in
this file. Most of the keywords are described with empty sections
like this one:
Which describes the InStr VBScript/VB function. Additional
settings can be entered in the section if the
function/sub/constant is to be disabled because of some reason.
For example ASP Compiler installs a file where the function ScriptEngine
is disabled as follows:
(string)Comment=This function is specific to the VBScript
This function is not available in VB and it is obvious it has
no meaning for the compiled version of the page/script where the
VBScript engine is not used. Using such instructions ASPC will
issue errors/warnings which will help the developer to find the
symbols (functions/subs/constants) which may cause problems.
The full syntax allows more advanced control over the symbols,
thus advanced developers are able to prepare some code which
replaces incompatible features or simulates some feature not
available for the compiled DLL.
SymbolName - The name of
the global function, sub, constant. This is case insensetive.
Disable - Can be 0 or 1
(not present means 0). If it is 1 the symbol is disabled and any
usage will cause warning message.
Comment - Used only if the
symbol is disabled. This will be shown in the additional message
after the warning message issued by the compiler.
Replace - Meaningful only
if the symbol is not disabled. Can be 0 or 1. If set to 1 the
Replacement entry must exist and the symbol will be replaced with
the value of the Replacement entry. This can be useful if you want
global replacement of a function, sub or constant with another in
the compiled version.
Replacement - See above -
the symbol which will be used instead.
Note: When replacing symbols the syntax requirements of
the replacements must be the same as the original symbol - e.g. if
the symbol is function the replacement must be function too and so