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migrate asp functions to asp.net

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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I have some asp pages with functions and I want to keep them as is during my migration to asp.net.  How do I do this?

All I really want to do is to change the page to an .aspx page (so I can use masterpages and get the page template I want).  However, it appears that I can't have an inline function in an aspx page.

For example, below I pasted some classic asp code into an aspx page

aspx page...
...<body>
<%

response.write(myFunction("Hi"))

function myFunction(value)
 myFunction = value & " there!"
end function
%>
</body> ...


When I try to run that in asp.net I get the error:

Compiler Error Message: BC30289: Statement cannot appear within a method body. End of method assumed.

Source Error:

Line 19: response.write(myFunction("Hi"))
Line 20:
Line 21: function myFunction(value)
Line 22:  myFunction = value & " there!"
Line 23: end function
 
I get the error on line 21
 
I don't want to migrate this to the code behind (royal pain) or into a control (even worse).  Ideas?

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