Major topics covered in this class:
- Writing Text Files
- Username / Password Logon Form
- Global.ASA File
- Error Handling
- Sending Email from Your Server
In the last class, we learned how to work with
files and folders, and how to read text files on the server. We begin
this class by learning how to write text files back out to the
server. You'll learn about file permissions on your server, and how to
let your users write information to files.
Using our knowledge of reading and writing text
files, we'll actually build a username / password list, and a
logon form so that our users can log on. You'll learn how to loop
through the password list to find the right user. This is a great
Next, we'll learn about the Global.ASA file
which allows us to specify startup values for our Session and
Application objects. You'll see how you can use this to track how many
users are concurrently active on your site.
You will next learn about Error Handling.
What do you do when your script generates an error? You don't want your
site visitors seeing them, so we'll learn how to handle them gracefully.
Finally we'll cover one of the most requested
topics: how to send Email from your server. You'll learn all
about sending both text and HTML emails, sending a whole web page as an
email, using an external SMTP server, sending attachments, and much
Lots of great material in this class. If you want
to be able to send email from your server, track information on your
visitors, allow users to log on and off of your site, then don't miss