Use this object-based tool with:
- HTML to create Web pages
- Windows Scripting Host to create batch files for Microsoft Windows
- Script Control to provide a scripting capability to applications developed in other languages
The FSO object model gives your server-side applications the ability to create, alter, move, and delete folders, or to detect if particular folders exist, and if so, where. You can also find out information about folders, such as their names, the date they were created or last modified, and so forth.
The FSO object model also makes it easy to process files. When processing files, the primary goal is to store data in a space- and resource-efficient, easy-to-access format. You need to be able to create files, insert and change the data, and output (read) the data. Since storing data in a database, such as Access or SQL Server, adds a significant amount of overhead to your application, storing your data in a binary or text file may be the most efficient solution. You may prefer not to have this overhead, or your data access requirements may not require all the extra features associated with a full-featured database.
The FSO object model, which is contained in the Scripting type library (Scrrun.dll), supports text file creation and manipulation through the TextStream object. Although it does not yet support the creation or manipulation of binary files, future support of binary files is planned.