slideshowpro dynamic images xml file output with classic asp


'generates xml file with some static info and some dynamic for use by slideshowpro
'in slideshowpro simply replace images.xml with the name of this file

sub outputxml()
Response.ContentType = "text/xml"

end sub

sub outputxmlheader()
Response.Write("<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?>")
Response.Write("<gallery title=""My Photos"" description="""">")
end sub

sub outputxmlfooter()
end sub

sub outputxmlbody()
call outputalbumandfiles(Server.MapPath("/myphotos/img/20121031event"),"a1","2012 Event A","Event A Description.","img/20121031event/","ico/eventa.jpg")

call outputalbumandfiles(Server.MapPath("/companyphotos/img/20121120event"),"a2","2012 Event B","Event B Description.","img/20121120event/","ico/eventb.jpg")
end sub

sub outputalbumandfiles(path,id,title,description,lgpath,tn)
Response.Write("<album id=""" & id & """ title=""" & title & """ description=""" & description & """ lgPath=""" & lgpath & """ tn=""" & tn & """>")

set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    set folder = fs.GetFolder(path)
	for each item in folder.Files
	 if FilterExtensions(item.Name) then
	 Response.Write("<img src=""" & item.Name & """ target=""_blank"" />")
		 end if

	 'TODO: set objects = nothing
end sub
'filter out .db files and any other files you do not want to slideshowpro to load
'alternative you can reverse the logic to allow only jpg, png etc
   function FilterExtensions(fn)
   a_ext = Array(".db",".db") 'place additional extensions here 
   for each ext in a_ext
      i = InStrRev(fn,ext)
   if i>0 then
   end function



About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

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