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Use ASP code A  if ipad is being used, else display code B

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I have an ASP/VB page and I have a form in that page, the form contains an html editor which works fine in computers but for some reason is very erratic when using ipad.
We want to display the code (A) with the form object HTML editor if user is NOT using an ipad, and display code (B) with the form element being  a simple text field is user IS using an ipad, something like:

<% if ipad being used %>
Code for HTML editor here
<%end%>
<% if ipad NOT being used %>
Code for text field here
<%end%>

I don't know how to detect what the user is using to browse and then how to do the IF statements to display one or the other object.

Hope that makes sense.
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Question by:amucinobluedot
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by:ingriT
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You can get the useragent with this code:
Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT")

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And you can then check that for something in the useragent string of an iPad;
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10

So, something like "iPad" would do I think.
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by:amucinobluedot
ID: 37805939
Thanks, I guess that will answer 1/4 of the question. Ill wait for more feedback to later on assign points.
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by:Luis Pérez
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Try this:

Function isIPad()
    If InStr(Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT"), "iPad") > 0 Then
        isIPad = True
    Else
        isIPad = False
    End If
End Function

<%If Is_isIPad() then%>
    Code for HTML editor here
<%Else%>
    Code for text field here
<%End If%>

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Hope that helps.
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by:ingriT
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ID: 37805960
That's probably it, although I think you need to switch the if statement, to get the text field if iPad and HTML field if not.

<%If Is_isIPad() then%>
    Code for text field here    
<%Else%>
Code for HTML editor here
<%End If%>

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Luis Pérez earned 1800 total points
ID: 37805962
Sorry, correction code:

Function isIPad()
    If InStr(Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT"), "iPad") > 0 Then
        isIPad = True
    Else
        isIPad = False
    End If
End Function

<%If isIPad() then%>
    Code for HTML editor here
<%Else%>
    Code for text field here
<%End If%>

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by:Luis Pérez
Luis Pérez earned 1800 total points
ID: 37805968
Ok, switch the If part. I mistaked it. If isIPad, then text field, else HTML editor. That's right. So definitive code:

Function isIPad()
    If InStr(Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT"), "iPad") > 0 Then
        isIPad = True
    Else
        isIPad = False
    End If
End Function

<%If isIPad() then%>
    Code for text field here
<%Else%>
    Code for HTML editor here
<%End If%>

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by:amucinobluedot
ID: 37805971
Ok, I will try the above and let you know if that works.
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by:ingriT
ID: 37805978
I wonder though, how you code the rest of your application/site, if you need someone else to write out the complete If statement that does a string compare?
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by:amucinobluedot
ID: 37807679
Thanks  guys !
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by:amucinobluedot
ID: 37807684
btw .. if the page is ASP/Javascript what changes in the code that worked ?

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Function isIPad()
    If InStr(Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT"), "iPad") > 0 Then
        isIPad = True
    Else
        isIPad = False
    End If
End Function

<%If isIPad() then%>
    Code for text field here
<%Else%>
    Code for HTML editor here
<%End If%>


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