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Posted on 2009-05-09
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In my code behind you see attached I have a random image loaded.

What I WANT to do is to load a movie the FIRST time they visit and then after 10 seconds load the Random code below.

If they revisit the page during same session, they won't see the movie.
Dim rand As New Random()
        Me.imgLogin.ImageUrl = String.Format("images/random/{0}.jpg", rand.Next(1, 5))
        Session("visit") = "true"

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Question by:Larry Brister
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by:OriNetworks
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I would use a session variable and edit the global.asa file to detect when the user visits the site using the Session_OnStart event.
http://www.w3schools.com/asp/ev_sess_onend_onstart.asp

So when someone visits the site for the first time, the session_onstart event runs and sets Session("FirstVisit")="true"

Then on that page that you run the video, you can use and if statement to see if firstvisit is still true and if so run the video and set Session("FirstVisit")=false else dont do anything because that means the video was already run.
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by:Obadiah Christopher
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You could probably use a cookie and store the user id in the cookie.

So the next time the user logins, you could check whether the cookie exists or not. If it exists then don't load the movie.
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        Public Function IsNewVisit() As Bool
                If (HttpContext.Current.Session("Visited") Is Nothing) Then
                    HttpContext.Current.Session("Visited") = 1
                    Return True
                End If
        End Function

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tillgeffken earned 2000 total points
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Forgot a little something in my code there.


If (IsNewVisit()) Then
  'Show Movie
Else
  'Show Random Image
End If
   

        Public Function IsNewVisit() As Bool
                If (HttpContext.Current.Session("Visited") Is Nothing) Then
                    HttpContext.Current.Session("Visited") = 1
                    Return True
                End If
                Return False
        End Function

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