Application_OnStart Event

IIS 6.0

The Application_OnStart event occurs before the first new session is created, that is, before the Session_OnStart event. Only the Application Object and Server Object built-in objects are available. Referencing the Session Object, Request Object, or Response Object objects in the Application_OnStart event script causes an error.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=ScriptLanguage RUNAT=Server>
Sub Application_OnStart. . . End Sub


Specifies the scripting language used to write the event script. It may be any supported scripting language, such as VBScript or JScript. If more than one event uses the same scripting language, they can be combined under a single set of <SCRIPT> tags.

Sub Application_OnStart
  Application("NumberofVisitors") = 0
End Sub

You do not need to use Application.Lock and Application.Unlock methods in the Application_OnStart event, as this event can be called only once, by the first session that starts the application.

Client: Requires Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

Server: Requires Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows NT Server 4.0.

Product: IIS