ASP Tutorial - Table of contents
A brief introduction to the tutorial and what you can expect to learn.
- Lesson 1: What is Active Server Pages (ASP)
A little on how ASP works; what it means that ASP is a server-side technology and what you will learn in the next lessons.
- Lesson 2: Servers
How to install a server on your computer with Windows 7 or Windows XP.
- Lesson 3: Your first ASP page
In this lesson, you create your first very simple ASP file. Here, you can also test whether your server is set up properly to run ASP.
- Lesson 4: Working with time and dates
Introduction to functions that can be used in work with time and dates.
- Lesson 5: Loops
Loops can repeat parts of a script. In this lesson, we look at loops such as "For ... Next" and "Do ... While".
- Lesson 6: Conditions
Conditions can be used to control the execution of an ASP script. We look at "If .. Then ...Else" and "Select Case."
- Lesson 7: Comment your scripts
Comments make your ASP scripts more clear and easier to understand. Comments can be a great help if you or someone else needs to make changes in your codes at later stage.
- Lesson 8: Arrays
In this lesson, you will learn what an array is, how it is used, and what it can do.
- Lesson 9: Functions
In previous lessons, you have learned to use different, built-in functions. Now learn to create your own functions.
- Lesson 10: Passing variables in a URL
Learn how to pass variables and values from one page to another using the HTTP query string.
- Lesson 11: Passing form variables
Interactive websites require input from users. One of the most common ways to get input is using forms.
- Lesson 12: Sessions
Sessions can be used to store and retrieve information during a user's visit on your site.
- Lesson 13: Cookies
Cookies can be used to store and retrieve information about a user from visit to visit.
- Lesson 14: FileSystemObject
With the FileSystemObject, you can access the server's filesystem. This allows you to manipulate files, folders and drives with ASP scripts.
- Lesson 15: Reading from a text file
In this lesson, we will use the FileSystemObject to read from a text file. Text files can be very useful to store data of various kinds.
- Lesson 16: Writing to a text file
This lesson is about how to write to a text file using the FileSystemObject. Text files can be very useful to store data of various kinds.
- Lesson 17: Databases
In this tutorial, we use the Microsoft Access database. Access is the natural place to start when you want to use databases in ASP.
- Lesson 18: Database Connections
In this lesson, we'll look at how you can create a database connection. There are several options but the simplest is the so-called DSN-less connection
- Lesson 19: Retrieve data from a database
Learn how to use a SQL query to retrieve data from a database.
- Lesson 20: Insert data into a database
Learn how to use SQL statements to insert data into a database. We also look at data types and the most common beginner mistakes.
- Lesson 21: Delete data from a database
Learn how to delete records from a database using SQL.
- Lesson 22: Update data in a database
In this last lesson, you will learn how to update data in an Access database using a SQL statement.