set default filename when saving binary-written-to-browser pdf

i am displaying PDF files in a web browser using asp

i am trying to set the default filename (that appears in the file name box) when the "save a copy of the file" button is clicked, but it seems that i can't

following is my code:

Response.Buffer = True
Response.Clear
Response.ContentType = "application/pdf"
Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "inline; filename=x.pdf"
Response.BinaryWrite sBinaryFile
Response.Flush
Response.End

any ideas?

thanks,

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papafloAsked:
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dij8Commented:
You have no control over these kind of boxes that appear on the clients browser.  This is a security issue.  It is also that the save as dialog box is not actually part of the browser but part of the native operating system.  The box will always come up with the name of the file being saved, in this case "x.pdf".

A way around this is to use the FileSystemObject and copy the PDF document to a folder naming it whatever you want and then rendering the page using the copied file.  This will still open the save as dialog with the given file name except you have controlled the name on the server.
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dij8Commented:
Glad I could help.
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