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Need to Convert JavaScript Session Variable to VB Classic ASP

Posted on 2010-09-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I need a way to modify the code below so that I can set it via VB with Classic asp. Currently it works with java Script, however users with Java Script Turned off loose the functionality. If I change it to VB and Server Side it should work for those users.

<script type="text/javascript">document.cookie='userLanguage=<%=Session("userLanguage")%>'</script>
Question by:DakotaKat
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Expert Comment

ID: 33701612
You're allready doing so by using Session("userLanguage")

You set it with
Session("userLanguage") = 1043


Retrieve it with
strUserLanguage = Session("userLanguage")

Author Comment

ID: 33701648
Is there a way I can write the cookie then with out using JavaScript?

Expert Comment

ID: 33701675
To write the cookie type in your webpage-code:

Session("userLanguage") = 1043 'for USA

Else please post a bit more code or explain a bit more in how you're using it.
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Author Comment

ID: 33701722
I have a language selector that works for everyone with Javascript enabled, but for those who have it turned off they can not write the cookie that is read each time a page it loaded to determine the correct language. Below is the code on the current page.

<% If (Instr(Session("pageLanguages"), "US") > 0) Then %>
            <a title="ENGLISH" style="text-decoration:none" href="<%=Request.ServerVariables("SCRIPT_NAME") & nQueryString%>lang=us">
            <img src="images/flags/en.png" alt="ENGLISH">&nbsp;English</a>
            <script type="text/javascript">document.cookie='userLanguage=<%=Session("userLanguage")%>'</script>

I would like to be able to set that document.cookie value using something serverside if possible. I know it will not solve my problem if they have cookies turned off.

Accepted Solution

FreakyEddie earned 1000 total points
ID: 33701835
To set it:

To retrieve it:
strRetrieveUserLanguage = Request.Cookies("userLanguage")

You can use the cookies when you want it to be stored for a longer time. When you just want the lifetime of a browser-session, you can use sessions.

Author Comment

ID: 33701913
Thanks so much FreakyEddie

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