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For the purpose of my example I will build on my previous post. Applicability This might be really useful in some type of applications — a file manager, email client application like Gmail downloading file attachments and exporting data into different formats.
You could rely on the browser to show Save As dialog but that might not be the case. Content-Disposition Header The Content-Disposition header is optional and gives you the ability to explicitly specify the file name of the requested resource and force the showing of a Save As dialog.
The file resource could be specified as inline default one or attachment. If omitted the browser tries to render it as if it is specified as inline.
In our case we need to set it as an attachment so that we can force the Show As dialog to pop up: We can give it any meaningful name we want.
This is in no way user-friendly. Here is how we can set the file name using the Content-Disposition header: You can implement any kind of naming convention for your application and make it more user-friendly. Server side modifications Since we already know how to accomplish everything we can change the action method responsible for exporting users to xml from my previous post: If we start the application and click on the Export button the Save As dialog pops up: Content-Disposition Header Summary In some scenarios you need to have control over the browser and force it to show the Save As dialog and explicitly set the file name of the resource.
This is accomplished with the Content-Disposition response header.
I have attached the updated application so you can play around with it.Dec 10, · Hi, I am trying to generate PDF file from HTTP Response Output stream in "Internet Explorer 11", but the PDF is not getting generated. it says, "File might have deleted or moved". kindly help me on this.
here is my code: grupobittia.comder("Content-Type", "application/pdf"); grupobittia.comse · Hi, Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab. For some reason, most of the answers out there don't seem to even attempt to encode the file name value. If the file contains spaces, semicolons or quotes, it mightn't come across correctly.
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Jan 05, · Redirecting a big file with grupobittia.comWrite. ASP / Active Server Pages Forums on Bytes. Jun 27, · Home > grupobittia.com MVC > Show Save As Dialog With Content-Disposition Response Header Show Save As Dialog With Content-Disposition Response Header.
June 27, Nikolay Raykov Leave a comment Go . Feb 03, · I have a process to stream a SSRS report to a browser. After creating (saving) the report to a PDF file I send the file to the grupobittia.com function below.
It works perfectly in every browser except Mic.