///Getting Your Hands Dirty With VBScript

Getting Your Hands Dirty With VBScript

Getting Your Hands Dirty With VBScript

I know some people don’t like VBScript for being Microsoft-Centric, but it’s very easy to get familiar with, and once you know how to create your ASP pages in VBScript, you can move on to any programming language of your choice.

First thing first: HTML tags and ASP scripts don’t socialize well, and although it is not a politically correct agenda, you have to segregate them. Whenever you are writing the VBScript code for ASP, enclose the code within <% %>.

So if you want to initialize a VBScript variable, do it like this:

<%

Dim name

name = “Tutan Khamen”

%>



For instance, if you want to use the variable “name” in your HTML (ASP, actually) page, all you have to do is:



<%@Language=VBScript%>

<% Option Explicit %>

<html>

<head>

<title>Testing a VBSCript</title>

</head> <body> <% Dim name name = “Tutan Khamen”

%>

<p><%=name%>! An ancient Egyptian mummy!</p>

</body>

</html>

Another example:

<%@Language=VBScript%>

<% Option Explicit %>

<html>

<head>

<title>Testing a VBSCript</title>

</head>

<body>

<%

Dim number1, number2

number1 = 33

number2 = 44

%>

<p>The product of <%=number1%> and <%=number2%> is <%=number1 * number2%></p>

</body>

</html>



So now its amply clear that whenever you want to insert Server Side code, or a part of it, you enclose it within <% %>.

You can try making short programs and test run the page.

2010-05-26T17:02:27+00:00 June 9th, 2004|ASP|0 Comments

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