(Select Case) instead of If..Then... Developers have become quite spoiled by the ease and simplicity of If..Then statements for implementing ASP Logic. Select Case is a better choice in most situations. It is cleaner to code and easier to read. In some cases it is faster to execute.
Dim Color, MyVar Sub ChangeBackground (Color) MyVar = lcase (Color) Select Case MyVar Case "red" document.bgColor = "red" Case "green" document.bgColor = "green" Case "blue" document.bgColor = "blue" Case Else MsgBox "pick another color" End Select End Sub
If testexpression matches any Case expressionlist expression, the statements following that Case clause are executed up to the next Case clause, or for the last clause, up to End Select. Control then passes to the statement following End Select. If testexpression matches an expressionlist expression in more than one Case clause, only the statements following the first match are executed.
The Case Else clause is used to indicate the elsestatements to be executed if no match is found between the testexpression and an expressionlist in any of the other Case selections. Although not required, it is a good idea to have a Case Else statement in your Select Case block to handle unforeseen testexpression values. If no Case expressionlist matches testexpression and there is no Case Else statement, execution continues at the statement following End Select.
Select Case statements can be nested. Each nested Select Case statement must have a matching End Select statement.