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Automatic file download in c#

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Does anyone have any resources (or code even better) for automatic download of a file (pdf, word, zip etc...) when a form is submitted in c#
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Question by:jonnyboy69
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private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
 Response.ContentType = "application/zip";
 Response.AddHeader("Content-Length", FileSize.ToString());
 Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=myzipfile.zip");
 Response.WriteFile("c:\inetpub\wwwroot\myzipfile.zip");
 Response.Flush();
}

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string remoteUri = "http://mcored.2minnoodle.net/downloads/bin/";
string fileName = "test.txt";
string myStringWebResource = null;
WebClient myWebClient = new WebClient();
myStringWebResource = remoteUri + fileName;
myWebClient.DownloadFile(myStringWebResource, fileName);
MessageBox.Show(fileName + " downloaded successfully");
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System.Net.WebClient wc = new System.Net.WebClient();
wc.DownloadFile("http://abstractvb.com/images/Banners/absvb-88x61-xp-02.gif", "c:\button.gif");
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using System;
using System.Net;
using System.Text;
public class DownloadWorker
{
 private long _size;
 private long mRead;
 private DownLoadStatus _status;
 private string _errorDescription;
 private string _sourceURL;
 private string _destPath;
 private string _referer;

 public DownloadWorker()
 {
   base.new();
   _status = DownLoadStatus.Idle;
 }

 public DownloadWorker(string sSourceURL, string sDestPath)
 {
   base.new();
   _sourceURL = sSourceURL;
   _destPath = sDestPath;
 }

 public DownloadWorker(string sSourceURL, string sDestPath, string sReferer)
 {
   base.new();
   _sourceURL = sSourceURL;
   _destPath = sDestPath;
   _referer = sReferer;
 }
 public enum DownLoadStatus
 {
   Idle = 0,
   Connecting = 1,
   Connected = 2,
   Downloading = 3,
   Completed = 4,
   ErrorOccured = 5,
 }
 public event void StatusChanged;
 public event void ProgressChanged;

 public string SourceURL {
   get {
     return _sourceURL;
   }
   set {
     if (_status == DownLoadStatus.Connected || _status == DownLoadStatus.Connecting || _status == DownLoadStatus.Downloading) {
       throw new InvalidOperationException("SourceURL cannot be changed while download is in progress");
     } else {
       _sourceURL = Value;
     }
   }
 }

 public string DestPath {
   get {
     return _destPath;
   }
   set {
     if (_status == DownLoadStatus.Connected || _status == DownLoadStatus.Connecting || _status == DownLoadStatus.Downloading) {
       throw new InvalidOperationException("Destination Path cannot be changed while download is in progress");
     } else {
       _destPath = Value;
     }
   }
 }

 public string Referer {
   get {
     return _referer;
   }
   set {
     if (_status == DownLoadStatus.Connected || _status == DownLoadStatus.Connecting || _status == DownLoadStatus.Downloading) {
       throw new InvalidOperationException("Referer cannot be changed while download is in progress");
     } else {
       _referer = Value;
     }
   }
 }

 public DownLoadStatus Status {
   get {
     return _status;
   }
 }

 public double Progress {
   get {
     if (_size == 0) {
       return 0;
     } else {
       return mRead / _size;
     }
   }
 }

 public long Size {
   get {
     return _size;
   }
 }

 public long Downloaded {
   get {
     return mRead;
   }
 }

 public string ErrorDescription {
   get {
     return _errorDescription;
   }
 }

 private void ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus NewStatus)
 {
   DownLoadStatus Temp;
   Temp = _status;
   _status = NewStatus;
   if (StatusChanged != null) {
     StatusChanged(this, Temp, NewStatus);
   }
 }

 public void DownloadFile()
 {
   byte[] bBuffer;
   static virtual const int BlockSize = 4096;
   int iRead;
   int iReadTotal;
   int iTotalSize;
   if (_sourceURL == "") {
     throw new InvalidOperationException("No Source URL specified");
     goto exitMethodDeclaration0;
   }
   if (_destPath == "") {
     throw new InvalidOperationException("No Destination Path specified");
     goto exitMethodDeclaration1;
   }
   try {
     ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus.Connecting);
     HttpWebRequest wr = ((HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(_sourceURL));
     if (_referer != "") {
       wr.Referer = _referer;
     }
     HttpWebResponse resp = ((HttpWebResponse)wr.GetResponse());
     _size = resp.ContentLength;
     ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus.Connected);
     IO.Stream sIn = resp.GetResponseStream;
     IO.FileStream sOut = new IO.FileStream(_destPath, IO.FileMode.Create);
     ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus.Downloading);
     iRead = sIn.Read(bBuffer, 0, BlockSize);
     mRead = iRead;
     while (iRead > 0) {
       if (ProgressChanged != null) {
         ProgressChanged(this);
       }
       sOut.Write(bBuffer, 0, iRead);
       iRead = sIn.Read(bBuffer, 0, BlockSize);
       mRead += iRead;
     }
     sIn.Close();
     sOut.Close();
     ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus.Completed);
   } catch (Exception ex) {
     _errorDescription = ex.Message;
     ChangeStatus(DownLoadStatus.ErrorOccured);
   }
   exitMethodDeclaration1: ;
 }
}
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by:jonnyboy69
ID: 12200374
Nice one I'll give one of them a try. Super quick answering thanks
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Your very welcome my friend.

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