ASP Session_OnStart and Session_OnEnd Events


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Session_OnStart Event

The Session_OnStart event occurs when the server creates a session.

This event is placed in the Global.asa file.

Session_OnEnd Event

The Session_OnEnd event occurs when the session ends (abandoned or times out).

This event is placed in the Global.asa file.

Note: The MapPath method cannot be used in the Session_OnEnd code.

Syntax

<script language="vbscript" runat="server">

Sub Session_OnStart
. . .
End Sub

Sub Session_OnEnd
. . .
End Sub

</script>

Examples

Global.asa:

<script language="vbscript" runat="server">

Sub Application_OnEnd()
Application("totvisitors")=Application("visitors")
End Sub

Sub Application_OnStart
Application("visitors")=0
End Sub

Sub Session_OnStart
Application.Lock
Application("visitors")=Application("visitors")+1
Application.UnLock
End Sub

Sub Session_OnEnd
Application.Lock
Application("visitors")=Application("visitors")-1
Application.UnLock
End Sub

</script>

To display the number of current visitors in an ASP file:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<p>
There are <%response.write(Application("visitors"))%>
online now!
</p>
</body>
</html>

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