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Session variables included in quotes

Hi all,

I have a hopefully relatively quick question.

In javascript how can I used a session variable included in quotes?

For instance, I need something like:

"<%# Session["Test"] %>"

I found I cannot use:

'<%# Session["Test"] %>'

And ASP.NET chokes on an invalid character if I do:

"<%# Session['Test'] %>"

"Test" can include text which has embedded quotes both single and doube already.

This appears to work:

"<%# Session["Test"] %>"

But the Test word is black because the preceding " is closing it off.

Any suggestions on how to work with the Session quotes within quotes?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Why do you need the surrounding quotes at all?  Why not just:
   <%# Session['Test'] %>

Are you using it as a literal?  Can you post the context in which you're trying to get it to work?
Try this one:

"<%= Session['Test'] %>"
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mroonal, yep I would think that too but I got an error on an invalid statement in when I did that.

paulmacd, I'm trying to use it in an IF statement.

if ( "<%# Session["Test"] %>" == "" )

Again, the above works and is doing everything as expected when the page runs BUT in the IDE it's showing the Test as black.
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Yeah, I'm with you on that. It just didn't make sense why it did. And in all honesty, I really didn't think twice about it when I did it.

I was just wondering which is why I posted the question as to how it would've/should've been done.

So, any thoughts/ideas would be great.
It was working so for all tense and purposes, your right...if it works don't worry about it.