I have worked through the development process and I can now upload a document or image and store it to a SQL 2008 database. The image is stored in a field of type varbinary (MAX). My final step is I will supply a user with another asp.net page. A link will display in a gridview or something similar. I will allow the user to pass the value to the final page and that is where I want to display the Word, PDF or Excel document. I am hoping that I can open the document within the browser but I will also be ok if the user has to save before opening. The strong preference by the business community is to open directly and through the browser. I am very, very new to ASP.Net. Luckily I am doing this application in .Net 4 (Visual Studio 2010) so much of the code needed has been generated. I am not the best code writer in the world so any help as always is very appreciated. I have seen only pieces of examples of displaying when it's an image but not a binary like a PDF.