June 10th, 2003, 01:33 AM
how to do a new line in vbscript
Either I'm really dumb, or VBScript is a piece of sh*t. How do you write something in a new line? In every other language, it's \n. I looked it up on Google, and it seems to be the code vbcr. However, this only returns a white space. I need a NEW LINE. So far, nothing seems to do it!
June 10th, 2003, 01:35 AM
Ah okay, I figured you could do the html trick response.write("<br>"), but I would have thought vbscript would probably provide a line break function. oh well.
June 10th, 2003, 09:29 AM
Well, there is a difference between a new line (vbCr or vbCrLf) and the html code <br>.
If you view the source you will most likely see where your new line character was placed, but browsers do not acknowledge new lines since it is a tag based language. In most scripting languages you will have to write the <br> tag instead of using a new line character.
June 10th, 2003, 02:27 PM
VbCr is just a Carriage Return, which if you think about a typewriter a Carriage return would return the type head to the begging on the line. VbCrLf is a carriage return with a line feed, basically moving the carriage to the begging of the line and then one line down.
I don’t think that VbCr is ever used except in special cases, such as if your printing directly to a dot matrix printer.
If your trying to display a new line in the web page then you need to use the html tag <br> if your trying to store a new line in your database or text file or what ever then use the VbCrLf. But if your just going to store that information then later recall it a display it on the web page then it may be easier to just store it using the <br>, otherwise you will need to retrieve the information then use Replace() and find all the VbCrLf’s and replace them with <br>’s.
August 25th, 2003, 12:59 PM
here is the answer
I was googling this morning for "vbsript newline" and this was the first result and as i sighed closing the page - i realised newlines in windows and unix are real different and i forgot this fact - if you are coding in windows, newline is CR followed by LF. In the ASCII table of characters, a CR is a 13 and an LF is 10. So if you are scripting in VBS on windows you would want to do a vbCr and a vbLf
mystring = "here" & vbCr & vbLf
Wscript.echo mystring 'should show you a newline after here
hope that helps - go me go
PS: I registered just to post this reply - but i might come back later - i do scripting strictly to automate test environments - no web stuff for me
August 25th, 2003, 02:09 PM
p00mer, for future reference, vbCrLf is vbCr & vbLf.
Anyway, welcome to the community.
January 5th, 2007, 12:29 PM
To insert a new line in vbscript do this
[code] %> <br> <%[code]
the command vbCrLf insert a new line into a database, not into a webpage
i think this can help
it worked for me
January 5th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Please refrain from posting answers in threads that are several years old, specially ones that already have correct answers.
January 19th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Add New Line in VB script
Try this out:-
MyStr = "VBScript SecondLine"
MyStr=Split (MyStr," ")
Mynewstr= MyStr(0) & vbNewline 'This will create an newline
Mynewstr=Mynewstr & MyStr(1)
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January 19th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Hi bncs77 and welcome to these forums. It's easy to miss that a thread is old if you've googled your way here. Please don't bring ancient threads back to life, thanks. I'm locking this thread.
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