Open a PDF file using Response.Write

I want to store PDF's in a folder that is relative to the root directory - lets say "Temp".  Then I want to write them using the following code

 string path = "../temp/";
 Response.WriteFile(path+filename);
 Response.End();

I get the folloing error with this:   "Failed to map the path '/temp/myfile.pdf'.
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P_RamprathapCommented:
private void ReadPdfFile()
    {
        string path = @"C:\xxx/temp/myfile.pdf'
        WebClient client = new WebClient();
        Byte[] buffer =  client.DownloadData(path);

        if (buffer != null)
        {
            Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
            Response.AddHeader("content-length",buffer.Length.ToString());
            Response.BinaryWrite(buffer);
        }

    }
 
Thanks
Ram
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AshleighGreenCommented:
I may be wrong on this. But I'm pretty sure Ram's code, though very good, is missing a couple of small points.

As you have done in your example you will need a Response.End();

You will also need a filename (before the Response.End();)
Response.AddHeader("Content-disposition", "attachment; filename=" + "myPDF.pdf");
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BoggyBayouBoyAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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