December 16, 1999

Open ODBC Connection Without Hardcoding Password

Question: In my ASP page, I open an ODBC connection with: Set Conn = Server.CreateObject(“ADODB.Connection”)Conn.CommandTimeout = “Database_name”,”Username”,”password”. How can I avoid hardcoding the password in the ASP source? Answer:

Data Source Name Not Found Error ‘80004005’

Question: What does this error message mean? Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error ‘80004005’ [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified /SampleProject/default.asp,

Overloading istream operator >> for bool

Question: I am trying to overload the istream operator >> to work with type “bool”. From my point of view the code looks okay, except the VC++ 6.0 compiler tells

Cross Platform Compilers

Question: Is there a C++ compiler that I can use to go cross-platform with development?I need to develop the same DLLs for AS400, Sun, and Windows. Answer: I’m not sure

C++ Comments

Question: Why isn’t C commenting style preferred in C++? C commenting style definitely looks neater and more readable than the C++ commenting style. Answer: /* comments in C++ are just

Accessing Arrays

Question: Normally, you access an array by the number of the element you want. Is it possible, in C++, to access an element by the value and return the number?

Display Date and Time of File Upload

Question: How can I display the date and time a file was uploaded to my Web server using ASP? Answer: If you can access the file from an ASP page,

Updating a VB6 DLL on the Web Server

Question: We have Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 running Active Server Pages (ASP) with a Visual Basic 6.0 DLL serving data content to the ASP pages. The problem lies when