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save grid as excel - file download dialog

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50093 Oct 5,2006 12:08 PM UTC Feb 13,2008 11:30 AM UTC ASP.NET Web Forms (Classic) 2
Tags: FAQ
Irina Jouk
Asked On October 5, 2006 12:08 PM UTC


I do the export of grid from web page to excel using
httpResp.ContentType = "application/x-unknown";
httpResp.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + myfilename + ";");

I set application to unknown and did not add .xls to file name in order not to display ‘open’ button on the file download dialog box, because users do not want that button. The problem is that when user clicks ‘save’ than in save as type dropdown only doc type can be selected, there is no excel spreadsheet in the type selection list. Is there way to control that? May be some parameter of httpResp.ContentType? I need hide ‘open’ button and let user save as excel.

Thanks in advance

Replied On February 13, 2008 11:28 AM UTC

HttpContext.Current.Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + strPath.Name);
HttpContext.Current.Response.AddHeader("Content-Length", strPath.Length.ToString());
HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream";
HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "text";

Replied On February 13, 2008 11:30 AM UTC

HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "text";


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