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asp.net click button and download a file

Posted on 2011-10-28
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have some code that will create an excel file on the server.  How do I make it so that a button click will make the client open a save dialogue box so the user can download the file?
Question by:jackjohnson44
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in a button click event:


Response.ContentType = "application/ms-excel";
//can also be "inline" instead of "attachment" to display immediately
Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=DefaultSaveName.xls");
//you could also copy bytes to Reponse.OutputStream


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