View Full Version : Including files...

Aug 16th, 2002, 02:31 PM
I think this can be done but I don't know how. I know how to link style sheets and was wondering if it would be the same principle.

What it is, is that I have a site that has the one menu bar built into it on the left hand side. This is built into a table. I was wondering if I could copy and paste that table into a separate file THEN include this file into each page via a link of some type.

Is this possible? And if so, coz someone kindly show me some code or post a link etc.



Roy Sinclair
Aug 16th, 2002, 03:34 PM
Since you are asking in the ASP forum I'll assume you are using APS pages. ASP pages support Server Side Includes to a limited degree but that support does include the part where you can copy files into your pages:

<!--#include file="yourfilenamegoeshere"--> for files in the current directory or some descendant directory and <!--#include virtual="pathandfilenamehere"--> for globally used files that aren't in the same directory structure (this also assumes the option to allow such references is enabled).

Aug 16th, 2002, 03:38 PM
save your menu table into the seperate file and use

<!--#include file="menu_table.htm"--> for each pages you want to show menu table

also you can use "include virtual" instead of "include file"

if all of your file in same dir , just use include file


Aug 18th, 2002, 03:25 AM
This is also supported by SHTML, ASP isn't necessary for this as many servers support SHTML includes. (But the syntax is the same! YAY!)