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Redirecting to text file

Why is this code not opening up a new window with the text file.  I've confirmed the file exists.  The problem seems to be with the response. write statement.

string UserFile = Page.User.Identity.Name.ToString();
                                        UserFile = UserFile.Replace(".", "");
                                        using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(DownloadDir + "gc\\Downloads\\" + UserFile + ".txt"))
                                        {
                                            foreach (DataColumn dc in ds.Tables["InputParameters"].Columns)
                                            {
                                                sw.Write(dc.ColumnName + "|");
                                            }
                                            sw.WriteLine("");
                                           
                                            foreach (DataRow dr in ds.Tables["InputParameters"].Rows)
                                            {
                                                ColCt = 0;
                                                foreach (DataColumn dc in ds.Tables["InputParameters"].Columns)
                                                {
                                                    sw.Write(dr[ColCt].ToString() + "|");

                                                    ColCt += 1;
                                                }
                                                sw.WriteLine("");
                                            }
                                    }

                                        Response.ContentType = "text/plain";
                                        Response.Write("<script>window.open('" + WebPath + "DS_SDI/gc/Downloads/" + UserFile + ".txt" + "','_blank')</script>");
                                        Response.End();

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SStoryCommented:
I assume there is no pop-up blocker and that javascript is enabled on the browser? If so, try hardcoding the javascript to make sure it works that way first.
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WalkaboutTiggerCommented:
Why do these constructs look different?

(StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(DownloadDir + "gc\\Downloads\\" + UserFile + ".txt"))

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Response.Write("<script>window.open('" + WebPath + "DS_SDI/gc/Downloads/" + UserFile + ".txt" + "','_blank')</script>");

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Is DS_SDI a virtual directory published on the webserver pointing to DownloadDir?

Also, as SStory points out, ensure no popup blockers are enabled, use a static construct for folder in both locations to ensure they're working as expected.

Verify spelling and case of virtual directory in the code matches what is published on the server.  Case makes a difference in this situation, for the directory name, file name, and extension.
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AlHal2Author Commented:
I tried hardcoding the javascript.  It failed.
I put the JavaScript into a text file which I saved as an html file.  It worked.
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AlHal2Author Commented:
Pup up blocker is off.
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SStoryCommented:
OK. Good. That is the way to debug it. Now you need to let the page generate the javascript, and in the browser do view source and see if that javascript looks like what you put in the html page exactly or if you missed anything.  Please post both the .HTML file and the "view source" output from the dynamically generated page.
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AlHal2Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.  I circumvented the problem by using blat.exe to email the relevant file.
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AlHal2Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for AlHal2's comment #a41789777

for the following reason:

Thanks for your help.  I circumvented the problem by using blat.exe to email the relevant file.
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SStoryCommented:
AlHal2: I'm glad you solved your problem another way. Since, "how do I email a file via the command-line?" was not part of your question I don't see how it can be accepted as the answer.  I'm not sure that we have yet arrived at the solution, but just saying..
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AlHal2Author Commented:
OK. Giving you points for effort.
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