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Posted 7 May 2009

Compress Aspx with GZip

, 7 May 2009 GPL3
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A simple function to compress aspx page


This is a simple function to compress your aspx page with GZip.


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Using the Code

Just call this function in the page render: 

protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)

The method:

public static void doCompression()
      HttpContext context = HttpContext.Current;
      HttpRequest request = context.Request;
      string acceptEncoding = request.Headers["Accept-Encoding"];
      HttpResponse response = context.Response;
      if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(acceptEncoding))
           acceptEncoding = acceptEncoding.ToUpperInvariant();
           response.Filter = new GZipStream(context.Response.Filter, 
           if (acceptEncoding.Contains("GZIP"))
           else if (acceptEncoding.Contains("DEFLATE"))
           response.Cache.VaryByHeaders["Accept-Encoding"] = true;           


  • 7th May, 2009: Initial post


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Mohamed Magdy (Medo)
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GeneralAnother big bug Pin
al13n9-Jan-10 0:14
memberal13n9-Jan-10 0:14 
GeneralIncorrect Caching Pin
Member 451353918-May-09 10:15
memberMember 451353918-May-09 10:15 
General[My vote of 2] There is a big bug in the code Pin
katrash13-May-09 3:29
memberkatrash13-May-09 3:29 
GeneralSlower than CompressModule Pin
cecildt12-May-09 3:25
membercecildt12-May-09 3:25 
QuestionUnzip Pin
stixoffire11-May-09 22:20
memberstixoffire11-May-09 22:20 
AnswerRe: Unzip Pin
Mohamed Magdy (Medo)18-May-09 6:03
memberMohamed Magdy (Medo)18-May-09 6:03 
GeneralNeat trick if you can't get access to IIS Pin
Matware11-May-09 19:49
memberMatware11-May-09 19:49 
GeneralIncomplete!!!! Pin
zlezj8-May-09 1:42
memberzlezj8-May-09 1:42 
GeneralRe: Incomplete!!!! Pin
Mohamed Magdy (Medo)11-May-09 1:11
memberMohamed Magdy (Medo)11-May-09 1:11 

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