Active Server Pages 3.0

ISBN-10: 0672318636
ISBN-13: 9780672318634
Edition: 2000
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Description: The friendly, tutorial style of Sams Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days empowers readers to create their own Active Server Pages quickly and easily. Using client-proven methods, ASP master Scott Mitchell provides readers with an  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

The friendly, tutorial style of Sams Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days empowers readers to create their own Active Server Pages quickly and easily. Using client-proven methods, ASP master Scott Mitchell provides readers with an understanding of ASP and IIS fundamentals, and guides them through the use of VBScript and ASP's built-in objects, enabling them to create their own dynamic, database-driven Web solutions.

At a Glance
Getting Started with Active Server Pages
What Are Active Server Pages?
Understanding the Client-Server Model
How ASP Differs from Client-Side Scripting Technologies
Running ASP Pages
Setting Up Personal Web Server
Setting Up Internet Information Server
Using ASP Without IIS or PWS
Creating ASP Pages
Using Visual InterDev
Using FrontPage
Creating Your First ASP Pages
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercise
Dissecting Your First ASP Script
Understanding ASP Scripts
What Does Response. Write Do?
The [%= Shortcut
What's with the [%@ LANGUAGE=VBSCRIPT%]?
Writing ASP Code Without Using [%. . . %]
Comments
Line Continuation Character
Things to Come
What Your ASP Script Returned to the Browser
The ASP Process
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Working with Variables
What Is a Variable?
Data Types
Integer
Floating-point Numbers
String
Date
Boolean
Currency
Object
What Are Variant Variables?
What Does It Mean to Declare a Variable?
Why Use Explicit Declarations in VBScript?
How Do You Name a Variable?
Constants
Arrays
How Do You Determine Your Variable's Type?
VBScript Operators
Assignment Operator
Mathematical Operators
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Integer Division
Modulus
Exponentiation
Negation
Concatenation
Comparison Operators
Logical Operators
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Understanding VBScript Control Structures
What Is a Control Structure?
Types of Controls
Conditional Logic
Looping Logic
Branching Logic
Control Structure Examples
Conditional Logic Controls
Looping Logic Controls
Branching Logic Controls
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Using VBScript's Built-in Functions
Typecasting Variables
What Is Typecasting and Why Should I Typecast?
How to Typecast Your Variables
Formatting Functions
Math Functions
Date Functions
Working with Date Values
Breaking Down Date Values
String Functions
Other Functions
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Working with Objects
What Are Objects?
The Building Blocks of Objects
Properties
Methods
Instances of Objects
Built-in ASP Objects
Response Object
Request Object
Application Object
Session Object
Server Object
ObjectContext Object
ASPError Object
Collections
Working with Objects
Events
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Using the Response Object
What Is the Response Object?
Dissecting the Response Object
Sending HTML to the Brower
Buffering ASP Pages
Sending the User to Another Page
Cookies
Caching Your ASP Pages
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
In Review
Bonus Project 1
Creating a Calendar
Building the Calendar
The Complete Code
At a Glance
Communicating with the User
Receiving Information from the User
What Are Forms?
Creating Forms
Designing Forms
Submitting Forms
Reading Form Values from an ASP Page
Using Advanced Form Techniques
Revisiting the ACTION Property
Client-Side Form Validation
Using the Different Form Fields
Text Boxes
List Boxes
Check Boxes
Radio Buttons
Choosing your Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Collecting the Form Information
Retrieving the Results of a Form
Using the Request Object
Using the Querystring to Send Information
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Working with the Request Object
Accessing the HTTP Headers
Useful HTTP Headers
Reading the HTTP Headers with Request.ServerVariables
Accessing the Environment Variables
Useful Environment Variables
Reading the Environment Variables Using Request.ServerVariables
Using Cookies
What Are Cookies?
How to Read Cookies Using the Request Object
How to Write Cookies Using the Response Object
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Cookies
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Maintaining Persistent Information on the Web
It's a Fact: The Web Is Stateless
Ways to Maintain State
The Session Object
Using Session Variables
Pitfalls of Session Variables
Session Variables Without Cookies
The Application Object
Using Application Variables
Pitfalls of Application Variables
Initializing Application and Session Variables
Creating a Global.asa File
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Working with Common ASP Components
Using Components
Components Make Life Easy
Using a Component in ASP
Developing with Microsoft's ASP Components
Ad Rotator
Content Linker
Browser Capabilities Component
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Reading and Writing Files on the Web Server
Server-Side Includes
Using Server-Side Includes to Simplify Maintenance
Redirecting Users
Executing Another ASP Page
Transferring Control to Another ASP Page
Accessing Files and Folders
Determining Whether Files or Folders Exist
Determining the Properties of Files and Folders on the Web Server
Opening Files
Reading Files
Writing Files to the Server
Appending to Files
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Debugging Your ASP Scripts and Handling Errors
Debugging Your ASP Scripts
Debugging Fatal Bugs
Debugging Nonfatal Bugs
Handling ASP Errors Gracefully
Using the Err Object
Using the ASPError Object
Handling Non-ASP Errors Gracefully
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
In Review
Bonus Project 2
Enhancing the Calendar
Allowing the User to Selectively View a Given Month
The Complete Code
Where You're Going
At a Glance
Using Databases
What Are Relational Databases?
Common Relational Databases
Why Use Databases?
Working with Databases Using ASP
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercise
Reading from a Database Using ASP
Databases and ASP
Communicating with a Database Using Active X Data Objects (ADO)
Connecting to a Database
The Connection Object
Using a System DSN
Using a DSN-less Connection
Opening the Connection
Closing the Connection
Properties of the Connection
Reading Data from a Database
The Recordset Object
Using adovbs.inc
Reading and Displaying the Contents of a Database Table
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Database Records
Inserting Records
Lock Types
AddNew and Update
Updating Records
Deleting Records
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Examining the Recordset Object
Enhancing Information Retrieval
Using the Fields Collection
Understanding the CursorType and CursorLocation Properties
Sorting Recordsets
Filtering Recordsets
Filtering Recordsets Based on User Input
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Using SQL Statements to Query Data
What Is SQL?
Executing SQL Statements Using ASP and ADO
The SELECT SQL Statement
Using the WHERE Clause
Working with the ORDER BY Clause
Iterating Through Recordsets Generated by SQL Statements
Allowing Users to Query Data
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Using Advanced Database Techniques
Advanced Features of the Recordset Object
Choosing the Right Cursor
Understanding LockType
Creating Recordsets with Connection.Execute
Using Stored Procedures
Benefits of Using Stored Procedures
Creating Stored Procedures in Microsoft SQL Server
Creating Stored Procedures in Access
Calling Stored Procedures from ASP
The Command Object
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercises
Practicing Intelligent Application Design
Why Design Matters
Making Changes to Your Database
Making Changes to Your ASP Pages
Good Database Design Techniques
Normalizing Your Databases
Using Lookup Tables
Naming Conventions
Using Stored Procedures
Good ASP Design Techniques
Practiced ASP Programming Techniques
Summary
Q and A
Workshop
Quiz
Exercise
In Review
Bonus Project 3
Adding Events to the Calendar
Designing the Event Database
Displaying the Events
The Calendar Application: Where to Go Next
Answers to the Quiz Questions
VBScript Reference
Statements and Keywords
Operators
VBScript Functions
Type Checking Functions
Typecasting Functions
Formatting Functions
Math Functions
Date Functions
String Functions
Other functions
Control Structures
Conditional Structures
Looping Structures
Branching Structures
File System Object
File Object
Folder Object
Drive Object
TextStream Object
Built-in ASP Objects
Application Object
ASPError Object
ObjectContext Object
Request Object
Response Object
Session Object
Server Object
Helpful ASP Information on the Net
Index

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