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Q about attaching pdf files that end up with an aspx extension

Posted on 2006-06-19
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Hello,

I have written an .net web application (1.1) that opens up a pdf file after a user clicks on a button.  The adobe reader version is 7.0.5.  When I click on the "Email" button, Novell Groupwise opens up and attaches the file automatically with a pdf extension.  On my machine it works fine, however, when our clients click on the "Email" button on the adobe reader, groupwise attaches the pdf file with an aspx extension.  Why is that and how can I fix that?  

Hopefully I was able to explain this adequatly.  If not, feel free to ask away and i'll try to explain better.

a million thanks in advance....

P.S.  the following link is where I got the pdf creator from.
http://report.sourceforge.net/
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can you post the code where you write the PDF to the response stream? I think the content headers are not set properly.
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Hi,

You might not be using the same browser on both ends (IE, Firefox, others...).
In your Web app, try these two things:

1) In the actual URL that pops the PDF, ends it with .pdf so let's assume your link is like "mysite.com/app.aspx?GetFile=3" then make it "mysite.com/app.aspx?GetFile=3&Filename=file.pdf". Obviously, don't use a parameter name that you use in your application for "Filename=". This might help IE pick the extension.

2) Change the HTTP headers you pass back through that Web App (only change them when a PDF is sent back). I assume you are already passing a different "Content-Type:" header? "Content-Type: application/pdf"? You might also need to add a "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=Whatever.pdf" header and maybe a "Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary" and "Content-Length: X" one. What headers are you passing back?

I hope #1 solves it for you. Provide us with more information on headers if it does not.
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by:brdrok
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Sorry, didn't mean to leave this Q hanging.  When you guys mentioned HTTP headers and content headers, it gave me an idea to look at "SmartNavigation".  Turns out, by setting this attribute to false, made the problem go away.

thank you.
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