ASP CreateObject Method


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The CreateObject method creates an instance of an object. 

Note: Objects created with this method have page scope. They are destroyed when the server are finished processing the current ASP page. To create an object with session or application scope, you can either use the <object> tag in the Global.asa file, or store the object in a session or application variable.

Syntax

Server.CreateObject(progID)

Part Description
progID Required. The type of object to create

Example 1

This example creates an instance of the server component MSWC.AdRotator:

<%
Set adrot=Server.CreateObject("MSWC.AdRotator")
%>

Example 2

An object stored in a session variable is destroyed when the session ends. However, you can also destroy the object by setting the variable to Nothing or to a new value:

<%
Session("ad")=Nothing
%>

or

<%
Session("ad")="a new value"
%>

Example 3

You cannot create an instance of an object with the same name as a built-in object:

<%
Set Application=Server.CreateObject("Application")
%>

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