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 ContentsMicrosoft 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.
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<%@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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