DownloadFile – Send a file to the client browser

' Open the standard dialog to download a file located on the server' whose virtual path is passed as an argument. This routine is useful when' you want to download a file that is otherwise processed by IIS.  ' This routine must be included in an page, so that it can access ' the Server and Response objects.Sub DownloadFile(ByVal virtualPath As String)    ' retrieve the physical path of the file to download, and create    ' a FileInfo object to read its properties    Dim FilePath As String = Server.MapPath(virtualPath)    Dim TargetFile As New System.IO.FileInfo(FilePath)      ' clear the current output content from the buffer    Response.Clear()    ' add the header that specifies the default filename for the Download/    ' SaveAs dialog    Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + _        TargetFile.Name)    ' add the header that specifies the file size, so that the browser    ' can show the download progress    Response.AddHeader("Content-Length", TargetFile.Length.ToString())    ' specify that the response is a stream that cannot be read by the    ' client and must be downloaded    Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream"    ' send the file stream to the client    Response.WriteFile(TargetFile.FullName)    ' stop the execution of this page    Response.End()End Sub

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin


The Latest

iOS app development

The Future of iOS App Development: Trends to Watch

When it launched in 2008, the Apple App Store only had 500 apps available. By the first quarter of 2022, the store had about 2.18 million iOS-exclusive apps. Average monthly app releases for the platform reached 34,000 in the first half of 2022, indicating rapid growth in iOS app development.

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a