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The need in my application is that i have to display an attachment in the browser to the user. Now whenever i read the file (.txt,image,.doc,.pdf etc) in a byte array and write it to the out stream of the response. Now whenever this happens the browser by default displays the "Download box". I want to skip this. why does this download box appears.. and how can i avoid it ? -thanks in advance for any help. -Kaustubh.
Did you set the mime types properly? If the mime type didn't set or the client doesn't know how to handle the mime type coming from the server, it shows the dialog box.
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Exactly.. the type of file is a pdf. so the browser cannot display it. so it probably invokes the plug-in for the pdf. this also happens in the case of excel files. And i guess whenever it invokes the plug-in it displays the download box ,even if the content-type is set properly. My question is can this be overridden ?
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
subject: Displaying a file on the browser without the download box.