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Learning ASP Series — Getting Your Hands Dirty With VBScript

Written By: Amrit Hallan

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 %>

Testing a VBSCript< itle>


<%
Dim name
name = “Tutan Khamen”
%>

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

Another example:

<%@Language=VBScript%>
<% Option Explicit %>

Testing a VBSCript< itle>


<%
Dim number1, number2
number1 = 33
number2 = 44
%>

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

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.

About the Author

Amrit Hallan is a freelance web designer. For all web site
development and web promotion needs, you can get in touch with
him at http://www.bytesworth.com. For more such articles,
visit http://www.bytesworth.com/articles and
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