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Old February 17th, 2004, 03:59 AM
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Default Setting up a folder as an application

First, I am very new at this ASP.

Has anyone "worked through" the "Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0" book? Well I am working in Chapter 8 and for some reason cannot get the "Working With Application-Level Variables" exercise to work. One of the instructions is "You need to make sure "global.asa" and "appVarTest.asp" are both in the "BegASP" folder, and that this folder is set up as an application."

Well, my question is how can I be sure that "BegASP" is set up as an application? Is there a foolproof way? Because when I try to complete the exercise, "myAppVariable=" keeps coming up empty. And even after reading over Chapter 1 again I am not sure if I am setting up "BegASP" as an application, correctly. I realize the it's a simple problem, but would someone take a look at the chapter and get back to me. I would really appreciate it.

Old February 17th, 2004, 04:56 AM
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Hi there,

To make your folder as an application, follow these steps:

1. Open up the IIS Management Console.
2. Locate the BegASP folder, probably somewhere below the Default Web Site
3. Open the Properties dialog for the folder
4. On the Directory tab, click the Create button.
5. If necessary, click the (new) Configuration button to tweak the settings for the new application.

This will mark the folder as a Virtual Directory so you can use the global.asa file.

It surprises me that the application variables are empty, though. Usually, on a default setup, the BegASP folder will see your Default Web Site as its root, and use its Application state store for Application variables. Maybe something else is wrong as well?


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