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Maintaining Session State With ASP


Sessions and cookies can be used to persist visitor information. In this article Himanshu shows us how to main session state with ASP using a combination of cookies, sessions and the global.asa file.

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By: Himanshu Khatri
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August 30, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Maintaining Session State With ASP
  2. · The Session Object
  3. · The Application Object
  4. · The Global.asa File
  5. · Conclusion

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Maintaining Session State With ASP - Conclusion
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In this article we've seen how to effectively use the session and application objects, the global.asa file, as well as cookies. Here's a quick list of tips to recap what we've just learnt:
  • An application object is used to share information among all the users of a specific web site.
  • The start and end of the application can be controlled using the Application_OnStart and Application_OnEnd events in the global.asa file.
  • A session object is used to store the information needed for a particular user in a session. The variables stored in a session object are not discarded when the user switches between pages. These variables remain valid for the entire session.
  • The start and end of the session can be controlled using the Session_OnStart and Session_OnEnd events in the global.asa file.
  • You can use the cookies collection of the response object to store client state information. You can use the request object to retrieve the client state information from the cookies.
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