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How To Use ASP and Scripting.FileSystemObject to Create a Dynamic Table of Contents Page

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This step-by-step article shows an example of how to use an Active Server Page (ASP) to create a dynamic table of contents for a Web site that is updated frequently. Active Server Pages makes it easier to keep Web sites up to date without having to manually update a contents page.

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Create a Table of Contents

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following ASP code is designed to create a table of contents from the files that are listed in the "docs" subfolder. To use this example, copy the ASP code in to a file, and then save the file as contents.asp in a folder that has at least "Script" access. To change the location of the folder to display, change the line of code that defines the strDocsPath variable.
<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT"%><%	Option Explicit		Dim strDocsPath, strDocsPhysicalPath	Dim objFSO, objFolder, objFiles, objFile	Dim strName, strFile, strType, lngSize	' NOTE: set the following line to the folder to display	strDocsPath = "docs"	' map the folder to a physical path	strDocsPhysicalPath = Server.MapPath(strDocsPath)	' create a system file object 	Set objFSO = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")	' create an object for the folder	Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strDocsPhysicalPath)%><html><head><title>Table Of Contents</title></head><body><h1 align="center">Table Of Contents</h1><h4>Please choose the Document to view.</h4><ul><%	' create a files collection	Set objFiles = objFolder.Files	' step through the files collection	For Each objFile in objFiles		' get a file's name		strName = objFile.Name		' make it lowercase for the URL		strFile = Lcase(strName)		' get the file's type		strType = objFile.Type		' make the name a title for display		strName = MakeTitle(strName)		' get the file size in KB		lngSize = objFile.Size\1024		' output the filename and URL		Response.Write "<li><a href=""" & strDocsPath & "/" & strFile & """>" & strName & "</a><br>"		' output the file's size and type		Response.Write "<em>(" & lngSize & "KB " & strType & ")</em></li>" & vbCrLf	Next	' this function drops the extension from a file	Function MakeTitle(strTemp)		If InStrRev(strTemp,".") Then			strTemp = Left(strTemp,InStrRev(strTemp,".")-1)		End If		MakeTitle = strTemp	End Function%></ul></body></html>				
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