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This code of export to excel saves the whole page with extension .aspx

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How to correct this .xls or .xlsx

  private void ExportToExcel(string strFileName, GridView dg)
    {
        Response.Clear();
        Response.Buffer = true;
        Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel";
        Response.Charset = "";
        this.EnableViewState = false;
        System.IO.StringWriter oStringWriter = new System.IO.StringWriter();
        System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter oHtmlTextWriter = new System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter(oStringWriter);
        GridView1.RenderControl(oHtmlTextWriter);
        Response.Write(oStringWriter.ToString());
        Response.End();
    }
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by:AndyAinscow
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>>This code of export to excel saves the whole page with extension .aspx
>>How to correct this .xls or .xlsx

Hmmmmm.  Telling us what the problem is would help.
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by:AndyAinscow
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ps.  If you wanted an xls file then is writing to a HTMLTextWriter a good idea?
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by:searchsanjaysharma
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The problem is i want .xls extension, so that whenever anyone clicks on downloaded file, it opens in excel.
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by:sognoct
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use this script instead :

http://forums.asp.net/t/1542176.aspx/1
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Rouchie earned 500 total points
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Just add this extra line in amongst your existing code:

Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=exported.xls")

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