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Get Download dialog box using jquery

Sam Jenifa asked:

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I did a ajax call using jquery to a handler. In the handler's response I write the context type and save a pdf file. Now in the jquery I have to open the pdf file. I used jquery file download plugin. But it doesn't work for me. Plz help me, to complete this task.


function CallHandler() {
            url: "iss_report.ashx",
            contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
            success: OnComplete,
            error: OnFail
        return false;
    function OnComplete(result) {
    function OnFail(result) {
        alert('Request failed');

In handler:
public class iss_report : IHttpHandler {
    public iss_report()
    public void ProcessRequest (HttpContext context) {
  Workbook wb= new Workbook();
        context.Response.SetCookie(new HttpCookie("fileDownload", "true") { Path = "/" });
        context.Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
        invoicebook.Save(context.Response, "mybook.pdf", ContentDisposition.Attachment, new PdfSaveOptions());
    public bool IsReusable {
        get {
            return false;
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