Note: The following was a short write-up by Darren Forcier of Allaire Development on using the Microsoft's Script Debugger to debug ASP or WSH/VTOM scripts in HomeSite. It was originally posted in the Allaire beta forum in this thread and is copied here to prevent its loss in forum changes.
Date: February 18, 2000 11:41 AM
Author: Darren J Forcier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm still pretty time crunched, so the article is still on the back burner, but here's a few tips to get you started.
First off, download the ActiveScript debugger from Microsoft. That's step 1.. :-)
Overall the docs that install with the Script Debugger are pretty complete and accurate. Give them a good read-through before attempting to work with the debugger. It will save you a bit of time and frustration.
Other than that the other useful thing is the ability to interactively query variables and objects at source breakpoints. You basically bring up the Command Window option, and type the name of the variable or object directly. You can also type in small pockets of JScript or VBScript code to modify the variables at runtime.
For the most part it's a pretty rudimentary debugger but it's better than putting a bunch of response.writes in your code :-)