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Dynamic File Includes v2.1

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Submitted on: 1/6/2015 7:31:00 AM
By: dselkirk (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 12 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages)
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     This class allows you to dynamic include a file into your script. Please vote and give me some feed back.

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New Features
processed html as variables instead of strings. No processing for special characters is required.

Purpose
I, as like most ASP developers have wanted the ability to dynamically include script files. If dynamic includes were possible we would be able to increase performance if existing code, add files based upon a variable value and even change the structure of page creation. The possibilities are enormous.

Basics
The function is actually very simple. It reads the passed file using the filesystem object. Then it removes the surrounding ASP delimiters "<% ... %>". This allows us to re-use existing files. The files contents are then passed through the vbscript method "ExecuteGlobal". This will stick the content into the current process and give us access to it. Below is an example of how to include a file.

<!--#include file="include.asp"-->
<%
  include "file1.asp"
  output "procedure called output located in file1.asp"
%>

Limitation
This class will not support vbscript statements like "Option Explicit" or "<%@ ... %>".

Conclusion
I really hope that you find this as useful as I have. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions for future version to increase performance and robustness. I would also appreciate you votes.

Future
Stay tuned for version 3. Implementing an entire website from a database. (it's already done, just have to find time to package it up)

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