Thomas Sampson

Pushing files out to the client

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I’ve wanted to look into this for a while. It shows how any server side page (in this instance an aspx c# page) can be seen as a different file type, for example hitting test.aspx returns an mp3 file or perhaps an executable for file download.

This article explains it thoroughly and is achieved by dynamically changing the content type in the header.

List of content types

".asf" = "video/x-ms-asf"
 ".avi" = "video/avi"
 ".doc" = "application/msword"
 ".zip" = "application/zip"
 ".xls" = "application/"
 ".gif" = "image/gif"
 ".jpg"= "image/jpeg"
 ".wav" = "audio/wav"
 ".mp3" = "audio/mpeg3"
 ".mpg" "mpeg" = "video/mpeg"
 ".rtf" = "application/rtf"
 ".htm", "html" = "text/html"
 ".asp" = "text/asp"

'Handle All Other Files
 = "application/octet-stream"


Author: tomtech999

I have recently graduated with a 1st class degree in MComp Games Software Development at Sheffield Hallam University, focusing primarily on application development in C++, with experience in graphics programming, scripting languages, DVCS/VCS and web technology. In my spare time I enjoy Drumming, Reading and Snowboarding!

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