As of version 4.9.0, TinyTERM Plus provides VBA scripting capabilities for TN3270 and TN5250 emulation. This includes an integrated development environment (IDE) using WinWrap as the editor interface. TinyTERM will also run scripts created in Attachmate Extra with no modification required.
To use VBScript or VBA, you will need TinyTERM Plus version 4.9.0 (January 2015) or higher, installed on Windows XP or newer. VBScript must be enabled in Windows.
TinyTERM Plus saves its VBA scripts as plain text files with the
Starting the IDE
From TinyTERM's Tools menu, select Open VBA IDE. This opens the IDE editor.
This allows you to create, open and edit VBA script files, regardless of the file
extension. Saving a script file in the IDE automatically appends the
extension to the name.
Running a script
There are three ways to run a script:
- Open the script in the IDE, then from its Macro menu select Run. You can also simply hit the F5 function key, or click the Play button in the toolbar.
- Double-click the
.ttbfile. This will launch TinyTERM Plus and/or the IDE if not already open.
- From within a TinyTERM script, use the
The VBA script will execute normally.
Importing Scripts from Other Applications
To import a VBA script from Attachmate Extra, Reflection or another similar application,
save the script as a plain text file, with no encryption or password. Change the extension
on the file to
TinyTERM Plus will be able to use the script immediately after that. It includes compatibility libraries for common commands, so that no new syntax needs to be learned.