Downloading binary

Posted on 2009-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-11

Just made a webcam application in flash cs3/actionscript 3. I want to be able to save bitmap data from the swf file as a jpg. I have pasted some working php code below. I would ideally like to have it in asp though as my server is based on that. Does anybody have any ideas  about doing this is asp. I have done quite a bit asp over the last few years but must admit this is beyond me.

Thanks in advance for any help.


	// get bytearray


	// add headers for download dialog-box

	header('Content-Type: image/jpeg');

	header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=".$_GET['name']);

	echo $jpg;


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Question by:ranski
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Matthew Kelly earned 500 total points
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So something like below...

I have used that to save binary data stored as an image field in an SQL database to an actual .jpg file using the ADODB.Recordset object so you should be able to do it with the post data as well.

Function RSBinaryToString(xBinary)

  Dim Binary

  If vartype(xBinary)=8 Then Binary = MultiByteToBinary(xBinary) Else Binary = xBinary

  Dim RS, LBinary

  Const adLongVarChar = 201

  Set RS = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")

  LBinary = LenB(Binary)

  If LBinary>0 Then

    RS.Fields.Append "mBinary", adLongVarChar, LBinary



      RS("mBinary").AppendChunk Binary


    RSBinaryToString = RS("mBinary")


    RSBinaryToString = ""

  End If

End Function

Dim ByteCount, BinRead

ByteCount = Request.TotalBytes

If ByteCount > 0 Then

  BinRead = Request.BinaryRead(ByteCount)

  Response.ContentType = GetContentType("image/jpeg")

  Response.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment;filename=" + Request("name")



End If



	<head><title>Raw Post Data</title></head>


		<form action="binaryread.asp" method="post">

			<input type="text" name="txtTesting" />

			<input type="submit" name="btnSubmit" value="Submit" />




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Author Comment

ID: 24124318
Great advice. Thanks

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