Need some help with an problem that bugging me..

I have to open a .doc file at the client side when the user clicks a button.

Opening is not a problem.. I am able to do it using the following code
which is executed when the user clicks on the button

my code:

byte[] imagecontent = (byte[])(drd[0]);
Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream";
Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;filename=" + drd.GetValue(1).ToString());

The problem is that the user first sees a 'Open/ Save / Cancel' dialog box. Only when the user clicks on 'Open' does the .doc file get opened.

I am using following code but it does not working.

String strPop = "<script language='javascript'>" + Environment.NewLine +
"window.open('E:\MyWork\Test\DownloadFiles\Reports\Rpt.pdf"','Report','height=520,width=730,toolbars=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes');" + Environment.NewLine +
"</script>" + Environment.NewLine;
Page.RegisterStartupScript("Pop", strPop);

Am at a loss and any help will be appreciated.


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The "attachment" in your content-disposition instructs the browser to prompt for saving. The desired behavior you're describing is inline:

if (view)
            Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline; filename = " + file.OriginalFileName);
            Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename = " + file.OriginalFileName);
public static void ServeAsPDF(System.Web.UI.Page webPage, Boolean download, String FileName)
            string htmlString = GetHtmlForPage(webPage);
            webPage.Response.Buffer = true;
            webPage.Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-word"; //application/octet-stream
            webPage.Response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.UnicodeEncoding.UTF8;
            webPage.Response.Charset = "UTF-8";
            webPage.Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition:", "attachment; filename="+ FileName +"");
            webPage.Response.AddHeader("cache-control", "must-revalidate");

            webPage.Response.Write("<html xmlns:v='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml' xmlns:o='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office' xmlns:w='urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word'  xmlns:m='http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2004/12/omml' xmlns='http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<title>PF FUND</title>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<META HTTP-EQUIV='Content-Type' CONTENT='text/html; charset=UTF-8'>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<meta name=Generator content='Microsoft Word 9'>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<meta name=Originator content='Microsoft Word 9'>");
            webPage.Response.Write("<!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Print</w:View> <w:Zoom>100</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/> </w:WordDocument> </xml> <![endif]-->");
            webPage.Response.Write("@page { size: 8.27in 11.69in; mso-page-orientation: Portrait Orientation; }");
            webPage.Response.Write("@page Section1 {margin:0.5in 0.5in 0.5in 0.5in;mso-paper-source:0;}");
            webPage.Response.Write("div.Section1 {page:Section1;}");
            webPage.Response.Write("@page Section2 {size:841.7pt 595.45pt;mso-page-orientation:landscape;margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;mso-header-margin:.5in;mso-footer-margin:.5in;mso-paper-source:0;}");
            webPage.Response.Write("div.Section2 {page:Section2;}");
            webPage.Response.Write("<div class=Section1>");
            //Handle Exception
    public static string GetHtmlForPage(System.Web.UI.Page PgIn)
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
        HtmlTextWriter htw = new HtmlTextWriter(sw);
        Panel Panel1 = (Panel)PgIn.FindControl("Panel1");
        return sw.ToString();

Hi, i used this code to generate word file from an aspx page. But my problem is, i need to generate pdf from this word file. So i want to read the word file, save it in byte array and render the bye array as PDF.

But this word file is generated on client side. I need to save this file on server, then read this word file and generate pdf so that user can view only PDF, not the word File..

Previously i tried to convert webpage to PDF but failed to do so..so i found it easy to generate a word file and then convert it into PDF ..
Please help me to accomplish this task..Its Urgent..!!!

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I'll post a response to a duplicate of your question, found here: [thread=381383]Save File to a given location without Open/Save Dialogue Box[/thread]

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