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XML paging using XML + XSL + CSS

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27 Jan 2004
Send params to an XSL file


Hello again, I decided to take a break from graphics and do some XML. I created an XML Pager, what it does is read an XML file and apply an XSL translation and send params to it to create a paged document.

Important, you need to have ASP.NET 1.1 running on your server! ASP.NET 1.0 had a bug in the XSL module. If you have 1.0 and try to run this, Windows will report a call to a nonexistent function.

How it's done

All you have to do is create a new XmlDocument object and an XslTransform object. Load them with data and call the Transform method. Below is a sample:

Dim xmlDoc As New XmlDocument
Dim xslDoc As New XslTransform 


xslDoc.Transform(xmlDoc, nothing, Response.OutputStream, Nothing)

Sending Params to the XSL

Everything is exactly the same as the above example except that you create another object called XsltArgumentList.

Dim xmlDoc As New XmlDocument
Dim xslDoc As New XslTransform 
Dim xslArgs as new XsltArgumentList


xsltParams.AddParam("start", "", 1)
xsltParams.AddParam("end", "", 5)
xslDoc.Transform(xmlDoc, xsltParams, Response.OutputStream, Nothing)

The XSL File

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="<A href=""></A>">
<xsl:param name="start"/>
<xsl:param name="end"/>
<xsl:param name="link"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
  <link href="guestbook.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    select="//guestbook/entry[position()>=$start and $end>=position()]">
  <div id="guestbook">
    <div class="head"><xsl:value-of select="title"/></div>
    <div class="body"><xsl:value-of select="text"/></div>
    <div class="footer">
      <xsl:value-of select="date"/>&#160;<xsl:value-of select="email"/></div>
  <xsl:value-of select="$link" disable-output-escaping="yes"/>

You specify the params at the top of the file and then just use them like regular vars.


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Matthew Hazlett
Web Developer
United States United States
I started programming for fun when I was about 10 on an Franklin Ace 1000.

I still do it just for fun but it has gotten me a few jobs over the years. More then I can say for my Microsoft Certifications. Smile | :)

The way I learned was by example, now its time to give back to the next generation of coders.

Comments and Discussions

QuestionHow can i run this project Pin
sanjaythakur61114-Feb-18 19:03
Membersanjaythakur61114-Feb-18 19:03 
QuestionRegarding paging Pin
Tridip Bhattacharjee31-Jul-15 10:07
professionalTridip Bhattacharjee31-Jul-15 10:07 
Questionhi Pin
priya_chauhan0912-Oct-11 20:03
Memberpriya_chauhan0912-Oct-11 20:03 
GeneralExcellent man Pin
i_islamian10-Nov-09 23:16
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imperialx15-Jun-07 3:30
Memberimperialx15-Jun-07 3:30 
GeneralSorry, the link is fixed... Pin
Matthew Hazlett29-Jan-04 10:46
MemberMatthew Hazlett29-Jan-04 10:46 

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