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hi all,

I have created a xml file using c# and I can save it at any location in my machine (in this situation I have saved it on the root of the application with name "temp.xml"), but I want to let it for the user to download it from their browser buy giving a link like-->
"click <a href="temp.xml" target="_blank">HERE</a> to download the file."

In Chrome and FireFox it show a new tab with only some values in my body part of the xml file but IE shows the whole xml. I want to download it in my download folder when anybody click on the above link.

thanks in advance for your support.
Updated 19-Jun-18 3:01am

1 solution

XML file can not be directly opened. you have to write following code to save on local system.

<asp:linkbutton id="lb_DownloadXML" runat="server" text="Download file" onclick="lb_DownloadXML_Click" xmlns:asp="#unknown"></asp:linkbutton>

protected void lb_DownloadXML_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        string strFullPath = Server.MapPath("~/temp.xml");        
        string strContents = null;
        System.IO.StreamReader objReader = default(System.IO.StreamReader);
        objReader = new System.IO.StreamReader(strFullPath);
        strContents = objReader.ReadToEnd();

        string attachment = "attachment; filename=test.xml";
        Response.ContentType = "application/xml";
        Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", attachment);

Hope this may help you...
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tanweer 16-Jan-12 5:27am    
Thanks for the great reply.

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