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ASP.NET/VB: Reading file causes it to become corrupt

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This causes good PDF documents to become corrupt.  I cannot view them after downloading them from this:
Dim pdfFileNew As System.IO.FileInfo
pdfFileNew = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(resultFile)
Response.Clear()
Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=brochure.pdf")
Response.AddHeader("Content-Length", pdfFileNew.Length.ToString().Length)
Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream"
Response.WriteFile(resultFile)
Response.End

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Question by:hankknight
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The expression
pdfFileNew.Length.ToString().Length

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returns the length of the string that represents the length of the file. So that should be
pdfFileNew.Length.ToString()

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by:Robert Schutt
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PS: For good measure, I often see people adding a
Response.Flush()

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before the .End() but that may be a remnant from the past and not really needed any more.
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