There are two ways to allow your end-users to download a file from your web site:
- Uploading the file to a FTP server then showing the link
- Starting the download in user’s browser without having user click on anything
The code below is used for the second one. It allows your user to download the file which is in a folder in your server (the machine on which IIS run)
Needless to say, it creates a file at first.
// Declarations of file name and path FilePath = "C:\\sourcefolder\\"; FileName = "sourcefile.txt"; // Creating the file System.IO.File.WriteAllText(FilePath + FileName, "test data"); // Downloading the file in user's browser System.Web.HttpResponse response = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Response; response.ClearContent(); response.Clear(); response.ContentType = "text/plain"; response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + FileName + ";"); response.TransmitFile(FilePath + FileName); response.Flush(); response.End();