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Learn to use the Microsoft scripting environment that allows you to integrate your own dynamic webpages to a IIS server. VBScript is used as an example.
List showing 430 FAQs from www.aspfaq.com.
See examples from a real-world commercial application and look at each of the business and technological factors that needed to be addressed when migrating an ASP application to ASP.NET on the soon to be released Windows Server 2003.
A collection of notes and tutorial codes I wrote while I was leaning ASP (Active Server Pages).
Phill takes you through the stages of hand coding a simple ASP page in order to query a database. Essential reading if you are taking your first steps into ASP.
This tutorial introduces you to Microsoft's Active Server Pages and the environment they need to run in.
A comprehensive tutorial on uploading files to server hard disk using built-in ASP.NET server controls. Describes how to upload more than one file? how to upload only image files? how to retrieve other form non-binary field values? how to view and delete files uploaded on the server? how to force user to download a file without viewing it? how to expose correct file name to the user browser instead of a generic file.aspx? how to retrieve correct content-type for the file from system registry? ho
i have created this script using flash and asp. data is saved in access database and retrieved through asp and displayed in flash movie in html format
I have created this script using Flash and ASP. Data is saved in access database and retrieved through ASP and displayed in Flash movie in HTML format. PHP version of the same Guestbook is available under PHP section @ findtutorial
In my opinion, one of the most annoying things about some websites is logging in. Today, Mitchell will demonstrate how to create a nifty little feature that will allow your site to "remember" its visitors.
In this article Mitchell shows us how to develop a simple ad campaign and management system using ASP and an SQL Server database.
Stored procedures are a feature of popular database management systems such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This article will give you a quick overview of stored procedures and how to pass parameters to them from ASP.
When we're querying a database, we will usually need to press a submit button on a form to pass data to another ASP page, which would generate the query, and return the results. In some situations, this page refresh is just plain annoying and takes too long to complete. In this article, Phanix will describe another way to query a database using a combination of web technologies.
Using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and some ASP script, Mitch creates a function that will ping any remote server, digest and process the results, and then return a summary of that ping session through an ASP function.
XMLHTTP is a set of API's that allows us to send and retrieve data to and from a remote web server using its underlying HTTP protocols and methods. In this article, Mitchell provides us with a basic introduction to the XMLHTTP library, with some examples to get you started.
Mike knows the pain and frustration of having a web server crash unexpectedly... it happens when we least expect it. In this article, he's going to describe a simple way to create an ASP page that will allow us to view our web servers log files in a standard web page across the Internet.
ASP allows even the newest developer to connect to databases with ease. In fact, the ease with which you can connect to a wide range of databases from within an ASP script is one of the reasons why ASP has become so popular. In this article Joe teaches us how to connect to SQL Server 2000 using system DSN's and an OLEDB connection string.
MySQL is the most popular open source database system available today, and is currently installed on over two million servers worldwide. In this article Annette takes a look at using the free MyODBC driver to talk to a MySQL database from an ASP script.
Hit counters are used by all types of web sites and allow us to keep an active tally of how many visits our site receives on any particular day. In this article, Borag's going to teach us how to create a simple hit counter that we can use on our personal or small business web sites.
If you've ever used the Windows API, then you'll know that it has certain functions to execute and monitor shell applications. In this article Joe shows us how to execute and monitor a C++ program as a separate process using API's through a Visual Basic ActiveX DLL and ASP.
In part one of this two-part article Annette, show us how to create an ASP class that allows us to work with our databases through a web browser. It will allow us to update and delete records dynamically using JavaScript and XMLHTTP, without ever having to refresh the page.
In this article Annette wraps up the details of the real time data grid that she started to describe in part one of this two-part article. She looks at the JavaScript code that contacts our database server and allows us to update data in a database without actually refreshing the page.
Learn integration of Flash and ASP. This comprehensive guide not only teaches but also challenges and initiates you into trying to build products by yourself. A Visual and detailed learning experience. Make your own Flash GuestBook.
examples are provided with every object and its methods, all sorted by object, and with user notes.
An abridged and amended, quick reference version of the Microsoft VBScript reference, searchable and easy to use, with all functions etc. linking straight to their Microsoft source.
An easy to use ASP object reference featuring all 7 ASP objects, with an easy to use interface, examples and descriptions, user notes and searchable.
You know that you can create ASP pages using VBScript and JScript, two scripting languages from Microsoft, but did you also know that you can create ASP pages using PerlScript and Python? (4Guys)
This search code searches all folders and files for the keyword entered and displays the linked page title with the file name. Pretty simple and neat.
Topics covered are: Introduction, Defining a simple array, Dynamically re-sizing arrays, Useful array functions, Finding elements in an array and Passing an array to another page.
ASPRSS has a subscription service that automatically submits articles to all the ASP directories out there. This article shows how the data is submitted to their forms using the IP*Works! WebForm component.
An overview of ASP covering VBScript, the six objects ASP is based around and database connectivity. Full of useful hints on how to get the best out of ASP. Complete with a message board.
CoverYourASP's original database administration tool didn't look for foreign keys, and just displayed a confusing list of primary key values. Now, it's been improved with automatically generated list boxes...
This tutorial demonstrates how to build a Web based file management system.
This universal HTML page builder, lets you build static HTML page from a Web browser on the fly.
Session variables can store user-specific information for you. Read how to configure your server and how they work (and when they don't...)
This article discusses the annoyance of international date formats. It examines how SQL Server treats date/time values and presents a nifty function that you can use to insert the correct date format into SQL Server. (4Guys)
This article looks at the fundamental coding and stylistic differences between ASP.NET and ASP. This article presents a code template that mimics the style of an ASP.NET Web page. The code template can be used when creating ASP pages today in order to make the migration to ASP.NET that much easier! (4Guys)
This tutorial is a comprehensive guide that teaches you all you need to know about integrating Flash with ASP. Learn among other things how to make a Flash Guest-Book.
This article shows how I cached data from the FileSystemObject into Application variables, sorted it and then used it to create a nice little file contents browser to display my newsletter archives.
This tutorial describes how to use ASP and XSL to present uniform XML data in two different ways. (4Guys)
This article is a great XML article for beginning XML developers. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of XML and provides some ASP code examples to illustrate how to create and save XML documents. (4Guys)
One of my sailing coaches emphasized that yacht races are won or lost long before the day of the race. Regattas are won during the months of preparation and training prior to the starting gun. Just as in ADO the prepartion process is important.
This tutorial introduces you to Active Server Pages and give you the guidelines to get started. We then round things off with a couple of examples to get you tempted.
Very frequently your client will want to place data into an HTML table, for display of the browser.
In the last section we discussed obtaining data from fields. But which record was providing the data? Were we on the first record, the last or somewhere inbetween?
Often I need to display the contents of a file on my server. This article shows you what regular expressions to use to successfully display HTML, including automatically making any hyperlinks live...
Ever notice that the various VBScript formating functions seem to provide the output in a regional-specific format? That is because the output of these settings are determined by the Web server's regional settings. This default setting, however, can be altered on a per-user or per-page basis. (4Guys)
See how I now help the authorities in tracking down people who cause sites like mine to send unwanted email to others by subscribing them to my newsletter or applying for site membership.
This tutorial shows how to produce a very customizable date string from a valid date/time. For example, if you wanted to display the current date as DD-MM-YYYY, this function can be used to easily turn a regular date/time variable into this nicely formatted string! (4Guys)
Filling out the paperwork applying for a merchant account is the hardest part - after that writing an ASP form to accept credit cards is childs play. All you must have is a single submit button!
This article describes how to use a poorly documented feature of Office 2000 to create rich graphs based on database data! If you have the ability to install Office 2000 on the Web server, you can start using OWCs to easily create impressive-looking graphs that will gracefully appear on any browser! (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to record basic user stats on your Web site. It presents a code snippet that can be placed on a certain set of pages. Each time one of these pages is visited a new row is slapped into a database table recording a number of interesting statistics. (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to display a nice-looking vertical bar chart graph based on information from a database. You can also download a fully working demo! (4Guys)
This article demonstrates how to create useful error messages by taking a proactive approach - rather than waiting for an error to occur and simply displaying the error message, catch errors that occur and raise your own, more descriptive error! (4Guys)
This tutorial provides a set of client-side and server-side functions to facilitate passing arrays back and forth with ease from the client to an ASP page. Includes the complete source code, an example set of scripts, and a thorough discussion on how to utilize these handy functions on your Web site! (4Guys)
This tutorial discusses authentication methods in IIS. The default mode for accessing a particular Web resource is Allow Anonymous, meaning that anyone can request and receive the Web resource. However, IIS supports two other modes than can be used to require valid NT login accounts to access certain areas of a Web site. (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to use the ADO Extensions library (ADOX) to create an Access database and an Access database table on the fly! (4Guys)
Have you ever wondered how often users click a particular hyperlink on your site? If you have then check out this article, which examines a very generic and handy link clickthrough tracking application! (4Guys)
Learn how to add the ability to search through pages on your site by storing keywords in a database table. One server side include containing one function is all you need.
It is quite common for people using the CoverYourASP source code to get errors when first connecting to the database. See how simple exception handling helps them fix the problems.
This tutorial illustrates how to use application variables to have particular chunks of code in an ASP page execute only every so often. For example, imagine that you have some expensive database task that usually runs every time a visitor hits a particular Web page but, in actuality, can stand to be run, perhaps, once a day. (4Guys)
Initially developed to index ASP pages for a search capability, this article by James Shaw gives you a generic function to walk through your sub-folders using the FileSystemObject. Also discusses recursion and passing functions as parameters.
Once a day the CoverYourASP site automatically sends out email reminders and deletes members who haven't confirmed their email address for 10 days. Pure ASP, and the whole site source is available for free download.
Do your web users need real-time access to the information contained within your database? Server-generated HTML might be just the solution you need.
Before you can test Active Server Pages on your development PC, you need a web server. In this article James Shaw gives step-by-step instructions (literally) on how to install and configure Microsoft's Personal Web Server on Windows 98.
Learn how to replace the infamous "Page cannot be displayed" with profuse apologies and an email moaning to the webmaster...
This tutorial demonstrates how to save a user's form information to an XML file (as opposed to a database or other data store). It provides some great code examples and a live demo! (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to create "quick-link" directories easily using a custom 404 error page. (4Guys)
See how James Shaw wrote a complete banner ad system for CoverYourASP, one that you can download too! Database driven, but using Application variables extensively, it tracks impressions and clickthroughs and is fully automatic.
One requirement of the CoverYourASP advertising system is that multiple clickthroughs from the same IP address on the same day will be ignored. Another way to stop spiders is by testing the HTTP_USER_AGENT...
James demonstrates how to dynamically add properties to an object (expando properties) - by implementing a function to create named recordsets.
There are a number of ways to gather information about your user's browser, and there are a number of reasons you may want to. This article examines four methods: using client-side script; using the User-Agent server variable; using the Browser Capabilities component; and using a third-party program! (4Guys)
Have you ever wanted to ensure that a string did not contain a number of various substrings? While you could use multiple InStrs, there is a better way! (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates four powerful and practical applications of regular expressions. It provides excellent examples and explanations for using regular expressions to perform string validation, HTML screen-scrapes, data-file parsing, and powerful search and replace mechanisms! (4Guys)
This article demonstrates how to build a reusable database administration page using database-level information found in SQL Server's system-level tables. Since the administration page relies on the database to provide information regarding the database tables, their columns, and their data types, the developer only needs to specify information on what database to edit through the administration page! (4Guys)
This article examines a rarely discussed property of the File object (one of the many FileSystemObject objects) - the Attributes property. With this property, you can determine a given file's various attributes and programmatically alter (some of) these attributes! (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to use the VBScript function Filter to selectively pick and choose certain elements out of an array. Read on to learn more about this useful function! (4Guys)
This tutorial takes a look at one of the most commonly asked questions: "How do I disable the back button in a visitor's browser?" It examines a number of work arounds and evaluates their benefits and disadvantages. (4Guys)
What ASP is, what an ASP file is, how ASP works, and what ASP can do for you. (W3Schools)
Using these generic ASP pages you can add, edit or delete records from your database quickly and easily. The pages configure themselves to match your tables automatically - even post publicly like I do with no worry of your public harming the data...
The front page of the ASPMessageboard shows the number of posts for each forum in a given day. Rather than having an "up to the minute" display, I cache the data in 15 minute increments. Read on to learn how to speed up your data-driven sites with caching! (4Guys)
This code sample contains a function that will convert a string that contains a URL or email address (such as www.someUrl.com) to a hyperlink (such as <a href="http://www.someUrl.com">www.someUrl.com</a>).
OK, so you've got an array. Nice. What if you want to randomly reorder the array? How could you do that? Read on to learn more! (4Guys)
This article looks at how to locate text between certain delimiters using regular expressions. For example, say that you have an HTML document and you wish to list all of the text that falls within any pair of bold tags. With regular expressions, this is a breeze! (4Guys)
This tutorial looks at using Microsoft's (free) XMLHTTP component to grab information of other Web sites. Commonly Web developers like to perform screen scrapes, capturing the output of off-site Web pages and integrating it into their own page. Richard looks at how to use the XMLHTTP component to accomplish similar results! (4Guys)
This article examines a method new to ASP 3.0 on how to remove created Session and Application variables. The Application and Session objects in ASP 3.0 include a Contents collection that houses two useful methods for removing old Session and Application variables: Remove and RemoveAll. (4Guys)
This article demonstrates how to create a dictionary object using JavaScript code. This dictionary object, which can be used with client-side JavaScript code or server-side JScript code, is notably more efficient than the Scripting.Dictionary object under certain circumstances. (4Guys)
This article discusses multiple ways to access XML data from an ASP page. This article provides some great examples and describes the techniques for developers relatively new to XML. (4Guys)
This tutorial examines using a RaQ3 server from Cobalt and running ASP pages using Chili!Soft's Chili!ASP. Great for those who are considering to run ASP on a non-Microsoft platform. (4Guys)
This article illustrates a very clever means for implementing a banner rotation system. It provides an administration page and a simple method to display randomly selected banners based on administrator-defined weights. (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates passing a parameter value from one recordset to another on the same page using UltraDev.
This tips list invites you to consider the big picture when building and designing Active Server Pages by focusing on how to plan for and create robust, reusable ASP pages - pages with fewer bugs, and pages that anticipate future changes. (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to separate content from layout using a home-made ASP Template Class! This class will prove especially useful for those who have different developers working on the content and the layout of the site, or for those who enjoy a constantly changing layout, or allow users to customize the content layout. (4Guys)
Many people on the ASP messageboard have asked how to "hide" the information passed through the Querystring from one ASP page to another. This tutorial will show you how. (4Guys)
This article is geared toward those brand spankin' new to ASP. It comes from a desire to see some good, beginner-level articles on the subject for those interested in learning more about ASP or those who are ready to start learning ASP. (4Guys)
This article, by Peter McMahon, illustrates a flexible login and permission application. Peter's application looks at a theoretical scenario where various users have various "rights" to various pieces of data in a shared database. (4Guys)
This article explains the format for I25 (Interleaved 2 of 5) bar codes and how to create a simple VBScript function to generate these bar codes on the fly! (4Guys)
This article shows a quick and dirty technique for determining whether or not your users support cookies and JavaScript. (4Guys)
This tutorial provides a quick "How To" on passing an array from a VB component to an ASP page. This array, in the VB component, is populated with the results from a Recordset using the fast GetRows method. (4Guys)
This article serves as a "How To" article for accomplishing a common task: passing a disconnected Recordset from a VB server-side component to an ASP page. (4Guys)
As hard as we all try to spare our users from seeing errors, the simple fact is there is no way to prevent this from happening. This tutorial will show you some things that can be done. (4Guys)
Servers-side validations on the client side...isn't that an oxymoron? Maybe, but this tutorial shows you how to accomplish a type of remote scripting using a mix of JavaScript and ASP. (15 Seconds)
PerlScript is an ActiveX Scripting Engine put out by the good folks at ActiveState. (4Guys)
This tutorial demonstrates how to grab the Slashdot headlines in both XML and WML format and convert these to HTML. A must read if you ever need to do this. (4Guys)
Building a Web-based relational database sounds scary, huh? Well, let Jam Master Jay calm your fears with this five-lesson tutorial. (Webmonkey)
Rather cling to good ol' Visual Basic and forget you ever heard of Perl? Let ASP welcome you into its loving arms. (Webmonkey)
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