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I'm using asp.net in Visual Studios 2010 with vb.net code behind my webpage.  I have code to open a word document (.docm) when the user clicks the submit button.  I then update/populate the word document and save it to a shared drive location.  In testing the code works and on my development site it seemed to work.  The word document opens on the server side.

However, I want the document to open on the client side and not the server side so the user can see it.  Is there away to do that?

 Dim oWord As Word.Application
        Dim oDoc As Word.Document
        Dim oTable As Word.Table
        Dim keys(1) As System.Data.DataColumn
        Dim nRows As Integer
        Dim nCols As Integer

        keys(0) = detailTable.Columns("ROW_NO")


        detailTable.PrimaryKey = keys

        'Dim oChkBox As Word.CheckBox

        'Start Word and open the document template.
        oWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
        oWord.Visible = False

        oDoc = oWord.Documents.Add(GetSafetyInspTemplate())  
       'GetSafetyInspTemplate() 'retunrs the word document with full path and  filename

        oTable = oDoc.Tables(3)
          ....
          'code to populate  the document
          ....
       
       oDoc.Close()
       oWord.Quit()
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by:Bob Learned
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The inherent problem with COM is that it is single-threaded, while ASP.NET is multi-threaded.  Using the interop library is usually frought with problems.

Some alternatives include purchasing software, like Aspose or GemBox, or using Open XML.

Aspose.Words for .NET
http://www.aspose.com/.net/word-component.aspx

GemBox.Document
http://www.gemboxsoftware.com/document/overview

C#: Create and Manipulate Word Documents Programmatically Using DocX
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/660478/Csharp-Create-and-Manipulate-Word-Documents-Progra
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SAMIR BHOGAYTA earned 1500 total points
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hi..
Try this Code...
FileInfo file = new FileInfo("Your FilePath");

Response.ClearContent();

Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline;filename=" + file.Name);

Respone.AddHeader("Content-Length", file.Length.ToString());

Response.ContentType = "application/msword";

Reponse.TransmitFile(file.FullName);

Response.End();
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