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How to display images in a ASP without hardcoding?

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I wish to create a dynamic ASP page wherein, the page should list out all the pictures in that folder. I dont want to hardcode every picture name into the page. As I add pictures to the folder, they should be reflected in the page.
Please help me...
Question by:digitally1

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zeheb earned 100 total points
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    Dim FileSystemObject
    Dim FolderHandler
    Dim File
    Set FileSystemObject = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set FolderHandler = FileSystemObject.GetFolder("C:\Inetpub\webpub\Test")
    For Each File In FolderHandler.Files
        If InStr(1, File, ".gif", 1) <> 0 Or InStr(1, File, ".jpg", 1) Then
           Response.Write("<IMG SRC='" & File & "'>")
        End If
    Set FolderHandler = Nothing
    Set FileSystemObject = Nothing

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Bw earned 100 total points
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a very nice one from asp101:
It will also handle directories and so on just place this code into your image home dir and call it default.asp


'*     ASP 101 Sample Code - http://www.asp101.com     *
'*                                                     *
'*   This code is made available as a service to our   *
'*      visitors and is provided strictly for the      *
'*               purpose of illustration.              *
'*                                                     *
'* Please direct all inquiries to webmaster@asp101.com *
'* BW: adjusted to MP style                            *


' This function takes a filename and returns the appropriate image for
' that file type based on it's extension.  If you pass it "dir", it assumes
' that the corresponding item is a directory and shows the folder icon.
Function ShowImageForType(strName)
      Dim strTemp

      ' Set our working string to the one passed in
      strTemp = strName
      ' If it's not a directory, get the extension and set it to strTemp
      ' If it is a directory, then we already have the correct value
      If strTemp <> "dir" Then
            strTemp = LCase(Right(strTemp, Len(strTemp) - InStrRev(strTemp, ".", -1, 1)))
      End If
      ' Debugging line used to perfect that above string parser
      'Response.Write strTemp
      ' Set the part of the image file name that's unique to the type of file
      ' to it's correct value and set this to strTemp. (yet another use of it!)
      Select Case strTemp
            'Case "asp"
            '      strTemp = "asp"
            'Case "dir"
            '      strTemp = "dir"
            'Case "htm", "html"
            '      strTemp = "htm"
            Case "gif", "jpg"
                  strTemp = "img"
            'Case "txt"
            '      strTemp = "txt"
            'Case Else
            '      strTemp = "misc"
      End Select

      ' All our logic is done... build the IMG Tag for display to the browser
      ' Place it into... where else... strTemp!

      ' My images are all GIFs and all start with "dir_" for my own sanity.
      ' They end with one of the values set in the select statement above.

      strTemp = "<IMG SRC=""./images/dir_" & strTemp & ".gif"" WIDTH=16 HEIGHT=16 BORDER=0>"

      ' Set return value and exit function
      ShowImageForType = strTemp
End Function
'That's it for functions on this one!

<%' Now to the Runtime code:
Dim strPath   'Path of directory to show
Dim objFSO    'FileSystemObject variable
Dim objFolder 'Folder variable
Dim objItem   'Variable used to loop through the contents of the folder

' You could just as easily read this from some sort of input, but I don't
' need you guys and gals roaming around our server so I've hard coded it to
' a directory I set up to illustrate the sample.
' NOTE: As currently implemented, this needs to end with the /
strPath = "./"

' Create our FSO
Set objFSO = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' Get a handle on our folder
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(Server.MapPath(strPath))

' Show a little description line and the title row of our table

      <TR >

' First I deal with any subdirectories.  I just display them and when you
' click you go to them via plain HTTP.  You might want to loop them back
' through this file once you've set it up to take a path as input.  It seems
' like the logical thing to do to me at least!
For Each objItem In objFolder.SubFolders
      ' Deal with the stupid VTI's that keep giving our visitors 404's
      If InStr(1, objItem, "_vti", 1) = 0 Then

            dim size: size = objItem.Size
            dim dateCreated: dateCreated = objItem.DateCreated
            dim objType: objType = objItem.Type

            intEndPos = Instr(dateCreated, " ")
            dateCreated = Mid(dateCreated, 1,intEndPos)
            dim t: t=" b"
            if size>1024 then
                  size = round(size/1024,0)
                  if size>1024 then
                        size = round(size/1024,0)
                  end if
            end if
            size = size & t

                  <TD ALIGN="left" ><A HREF="<%= strPath & objItem.Name %>/default.asp">>> <%= objItem.Name %></A></TD>
                  <TD ALIGN="right"><%= size %></TD>
                  <TD ALIGN="left" ><%= dateCreated %></TD>
                  <TD ALIGN="left" ><%= objItem.Type %></TD>
      End If
Next 'objItem

' Now that I've done the SubFolders, do the files!
For Each objItem In objFolder.Files
if objItem.Name = "default.asp" or objItem.Name = "docList.asp" then

      size = objItem.Size
      dateCreated = objItem.DateCreated
      objType = objItem.Type

      intEndPos = Instr(dateCreated, " ")
      dateCreated = Mid(dateCreated, 1,intEndPos)
      t=" b"
      if size>1024 then
            size = round(size/1024,0)
            if size>1024 then
                  size = round(size/1024,0)
            end if
      end if
      size = size & t
      <TR >
            <TD ALIGN="left" ><A HREF="<%= strPath & objItem.Name %>" target="_new window" ><%= objItem.Name %></A></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="right"><%= size %></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="left" ><%= dateCreated %></TD>
            <TD ALIGN="left" ><%= objType %></TD>
end if
Next 'objItem

' All done!  Kill off our object variables.
Set objItem = Nothing
Set objFolder = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing

' Oops... I almost forgot to close up the table.  IE will forgive you,
' but Netscape will catch you on this error - AS IT SHOULD!

' Ok, so I'm a little odd being a Microsoft supporter and yet I still
' use Netscapes's browser... I just like it better... so sue me!
' I probably shouldn't say that too loudly...
'                    ...you never know what the next lawsuit will be!
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