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Classic ASP Basics For beginner programmers starting with "classic" ASP 3, pre-".NET." NOT for ASP.NET 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0
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Default Tabs in classic ASP?

Hi, I'm a total newbie to classic ASP as I'm a .NET developer and have recently started work with classic ASP. I would like to display a lot of information on one page, preferably through using tabs so the user can click between them. I have no idea how to do this in classic ASP, and this example I found was too advanced for me:


Can anybody help / post some code if it can be done please?

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Here's a simple-minded demo, all in HTML. You just use ASP code to fill in the content of any of the tab-bodies as desired.

.thead { position: absolute; 
         height: 32; width: 100; 
         top: 80; 
         border-style: solid; border-color: black; 
     border-top-width: 1; border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-bottom-width: 0; 
         background-color: lightyellow; 
         text-align: center; 
     z-index: 1; 
.tbody { position: absolute; 
         height: 400; width: 500; 
         top: 110; left: 20; 
         border-style: solid; border-color: black; 
     border-width: 1; 
         background-color: wheat; 
     visibility: hidden; 
         text-align: center; 
         z-index: 2; 

<DIV style="top: 30; height: 30; left: 20; width: 500;"> 
<FORM Name="DummyForm"> 
<INPUT Type=Button Name="Left" Value="<<" DISABLED onClick="move(-1);"> 

<INPUT Type=Button Name="Right" Value=">>" onClick="move(1);"> 


<DIV ID="TAB1" class="thead" style="left: 20; background-color: wheat; z-index: 3" onClick="show(1);"> 
<DIV ID="TAB2" class="thead" style="left: 120;" onClick="show(2);"> 
<DIV ID="TAB3" class="thead" style="left: 220;" onClick="show(3);"> 
<DIV ID="TAB4" class="thead" style="left: 320;" onClick="show(4);"> 
<DIV ID="TAB5" class="thead" style="left: 420;" onClick="show(5);"> 
<DIV ID="BODY1" class="tbody" style="visibility: visible;"> 
<P> <P><H1>1 1 1 1</H1> 
<DIV ID="BODY2" class="tbody"> 
<P> <P><H1>22 22 22</H1> 
<DIV ID="BODY3" class="tbody"> 
<P> <P><H1>333 333 333</H1> 
<DIV ID="BODY4" class="tbody"> 
<P> <P><H1>4444 4444</H1> 
<DIV ID="BODY5" class="tbody"> 
<P> <P><H1>55555555</H1> 

<SCRIPT Language="JavaScript"> 
var current = 1; 

function move( byWhat ) 
    current += byWhat; 
    if ( current < 1 ) current = 1; 
    if ( current > 5 ) current = 5; 
    show( current ); 

function show( nwhich ) 
    current = nwhich; // so that you can mix the two kinds of clicks 
    for ( var dnum = 1; dnum <= 5; ++dnum ) 
        var dv = document.getElementById("BODY"+dnum); 
        dv.style.visibility = ( dnum == nwhich ? 'visible' : 'hidden' ); 
        var tp = document.getElementById("TAB"+dnum); 
        tp.style.backgroundColor = ( dnum == nwhich ? 'wheat' : 'lightyellow' ); 
    tp.style.zIndex = ( dnum == nwhich ? 3 : 1 ); 
    document.DummyForm.Left.disabled = ( current == 1 ); 
    document.DummyForm.Right.disabled = ( current == 5 ); 

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Old June 20th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Incidentally, you *COULD* use this same technique with ASP.NET! Thus getting rid of all the heavyweight crap that the standard .NET tags foist onto you.

And if it's not obvious, you can improve the appearance of this thing tons by using style sheets and/or images for the tab tops.
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