Dim counter For counter = 0 to 7  _place_holder; Response.Write counter Next counter
This code will always perform worse than this:
Dim counter as Integer For counter = 0 to 7  _place_holder; Response.Write counter Next counter
Attention VB coders! Make sure you use the strict page declaration in your ASPX pages. This will keep you from writing code like that shown above.
<%@ Page Language=?VB? Strict=?true? %>