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I am trying to get a pdf that is saved in the web directory ~/documents/test.pdf to open up in a new window.

I have hyperlinks that have different documents associated with them and I want them to open a new window with the PDF upon being clicked.

I am having much trouble figuring this out.

Doing this in asp.net c#
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by:Jerry Miller
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I am using something similar to this to open new windows, though I couldn't find my code that is doing this.

http://www.aspsnippets.com/Articles/Open-New-Window-from-Server-Side-Code-Behind-in-ASPNet-using-C-and-VBNet.aspx
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Hmm, does not seem to work well for me.
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by:Jerry Miller
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When you say does not seem to work well, are you getting errors or what is it doing as you step through the code?


I found that I am using this in VB and it works fine.

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Page.[GetType](), Nothing, "window.open('PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)

I believe the C# equivalent would be:

ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "window.open('PrntMan.aspx', '_blank')", True)
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by:desiredforsome
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So Do I need to put the pdf in the web page?
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by:Jerry Miller
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No, the link is only an example. Replace 'PrntMan.aspx' with your document name.


ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), Nothing, "window.open('~/documents/test.pdf', '_blank')", True)
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hmm it seems to work but i dont want the pdf location to be displayed in the url. Is there a way I can load it into a panel or some type of control ont he web page?

I was going to request parameters and then run a sql query against it o get the file location and open it in the backend.
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Jerry Miller earned 500 total points
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You could try opening them in Adobe Reader instead of the browser:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9083047/open-pdf-in-adobe-reader-not-in-browser
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