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i want create binary file by asp. and then send it to client.
Can you help me ?
thanks
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Question by:longpxt
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by:Yury_Delendik
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You may write ActiveX and use it in ASP page
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For example: ActiveX obtain parameters and pass to ASP SafeArray with binary context of file.
<%
  Set o = CreateObject("myobj.filegen")
  o.param = "blahblah"
  Response.ContextType = "mytype/myformat"
  Response.BinaryWrite o.GeFile
%>
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by:msvarma
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Well Mr.longpxt I think the below code should help U.


<!-- To create a Binary File in ASP //-->
<%Set ms = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")%>
<% msv = "whatever text u want to send"%>
<%Set a = ms.CreateTextFile(msv,True)%>
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What are you waiting for?
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Yury,

Outputting binary is achieved in visual basic by using the reponse.binarywrite function. This functions differs from the standard response.write by allowing binary characters (that would otherwise cause problems with request) to be written to the client.

It's easy enough to use visual basic to write a binary loader, so that you could for example read an image. You'll just load the binary of the file into a byte array, or variant, and pass it back to the calling page with your active X object.

There is one important consideration however when using this method: The type of binary file you are sending to your client. These are in the standard mime type format. You'll need to check which one will fit your application.

image/gif is for a .gif file for example, while image/jpeg is for a JPEG file. You need to specify the content type. (Check your help file for this, it is there)

It goes something like this:

<% Response.ContentType = "image/JPEG" %>

You have to also remove ALL HTML headers. Visual Interdev likes to fill these in, and if they (or any spaces or additional characters other than the file type) are there, they will corrupt your file transfer.

You also need an active X object to deliver the binary data to you. The built in filesystem object of ASP only does text files. (You can load them, but they corrupt when you transfer them)


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by:longpxt
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I don't know how to create built activeX object to deliver the binary data.
You can give me location of this object to download it
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