Solved

Save PDF from asp and get asp code ?

Posted on 2010-11-11
6
233 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi all,
I have an app that simply shows a PDF file.
When pressing the "save" icon it defualts to "default" as the file name and saves it as pure asp code (jibberish).  If I change the name of the file to anything it saves as a proper PDF file.
What am I doing wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:Thunder724
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:mortimer452
ID: 34117274
How are you displaying the PDF file?

Sounds like you aren't setting the Content-Type and Content-Disposition headers correctly.  Should be something like this:

Response.ClearHeaders()
Response.AddHeader("Content-Type","Application/octet-stream")
Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment; filename=MyFile.pdf")
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Thunder724
ID: 34117315
thanks mortimer...
i'm an acomplished client server developer; but web dev is very new to me.  I try to code pure vb.net and and confused to the asp page code part of everything... below is my vb code..

    Public Sub ViewFile(ByVal FName$)
        Dim path As String = FName$
        Dim file As New System.IO.FileInfo(path)

        If file.Exists Then
            Response.Clear()

            Select Case UCase(file.Extension)
                Case ".PDF"
                    Response.ContentType = "Application/pdf"
                Case ".DOC", ".DOCX"
                    Response.ContentType = "Application/msword"
            End Select

            Response.WriteFile(file.FullName)
            Response.End()

        End If
    End Sub

    Protected Sub btnPatronInfo_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles btnPatronInfo.Click
        Dim OpenFile$ = Server.MapPath(".") & "\Forms\BnaiPatronInfoWeb1.pdf"
        ViewFile(OpenFile$)
    End Sub

    Protected Sub btnAuctionitems0_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles btnOrderTickets.Click
        Dim OpenFile$ = Server.MapPath(".") & "\Forms\Auction2010TicketFormWeb1.pdf"
        ViewFile(OpenFile$)
    End Sub

    Protected Sub btnViewInventation_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles btnViewInventation.Click
        Dim OpenFile$ = Server.MapPath(".") & "\Forms\Auction2010InviteWeb2.pdf"
        ViewFile(OpenFile$)
    End Sub
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
mortimer452 earned 500 total points
ID: 34118167
Yeah your problem is that even though you're telling the browser the content-type is a PDF, the page name is still .aspx so teh end-user has to rename it after saving

Use the code I specified above, specifying "application/octet-stream" as the content-type.  This tells the browser it's just generic binary data

The content-dispostion of "attachment; filename=MyFile.pdf" forces the browser to prompt with the Open/Save dialog allowing the user to either view the file in their browser or save it to disk, and provides a filename.
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Thunder724
ID: 34119781
I'm getting the following error when I either open or save the file and open in adobe?
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Thunder724
ID: 34119786
Sorry, here it is again.. error message
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Thunder724
ID: 34121791
Hey I got it working thanks :)
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How can I build my own IDE using ASP.NET MVC? 2 45
Entity Framework 7 43
Executing SSIS with a Stored Procedure Permissions 12 62
Moving code from one TFS branch to another 3 25
This article discusses the ASP.NET AJAX ModalPopupExtender control. In this article we will show how to use the ModalPopupExtender control, how to display/show/call the ASP.NET AJAX ModalPopupExtender control from javascript, how to show/display/cal…
I recently went through the process of creating a Calendar Control of events with the basis of using a database to keep track of the dates that are selectable, one requirement was to have the selected date pop-up in a simple lightbox.  At first this…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question