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Putting ASP code as text on a page

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I want to post ASP code on a page so that users who want it included on their page can "cut-n-paste". What should I do?
As soon as I type <% It reads it as a command...

I've tried <pre> witch I figured wouldn't work and didn't.

Is there any ASP command for saying "this is text"?
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by:sybe
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Replace "<%" with "<pre>" and "%>" with "</pre>"

There is also the "viewsource.asp" which you can find in your example-asp's
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by:aspdev
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Well, I needed to have the "<%" ... otherwise it wouldn't be pure cut-n-paste :)

But I figured it out. All I had to do was to exchange all the "<" with "&lt;" and now it's working fine so I don't really need any solution. But thanx for trying to answer anyway.

/Marten
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by:MasseyM
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do it like this:

<OBJECT DATA="yourasp.txt"></OBJECT>

This will put it in a box for cut and paste.
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by:MasseyM
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do it like this:

<OBJECT DATA="yourasp.txt"></OBJECT>

This will put it in a box for cut and paste.
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by:TAMC
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Just don't save it as an .asp page save it as an .htm.
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by:TAMC
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Just don't save it as an .asp page save it as an .htm.
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by:aspdev
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As I said guys, I've already solved it on my own.
Sybe:The <pre> tag wont help since I want the <% to be shown...
TAMC: I still wanted to be able to format some og the text. So you idea don't work either.
MasseyM: I don't want to have to use an external file and I wouldn't be able to format some of the text.

ALL: The solution (as posted several times already) is to excange the "<" with "&lt;" that way it won't be interpreted as code. And when I want to format the text I can use the "<" to enter code. No need for an external file to be used either. Everything neatly collected in a single document.
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by:aspdev
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Hmm.. I figured I'd give the points to someone... Who can tell me how to write the sign " to a file via ASP? If I typ WriteLine(""") I get an obvious error-message. I want the " to BE a " in the file I write to, not just some HTML or URL code for it... how is this done?

btw: If you want to write <% or %> to a file without the ASp thinking you are trying to start/end a comman, do this WriteLine("<"&"%").
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shez earned 50 total points
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" = Chr(34):
Writeline "somestring" & Chr(34) & "somesring"  
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by:aspdev
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It worked fine. I guess I feel abit guilty giving you the point but on the otherhand... they didn't help me nor did they solve my problem nor did they answer this last thing in reasonable time. So here ya go!
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