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How i can send to a txt file, into a folder on the C drive on a client pc, its a web app in c # asp.net
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Updated 29-Nov-12 7:23am
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gilvani 29-Nov-12 11:05am    
When you find the solution please tell me. I Think thats is impossible with javascript or asp.net. this is only possible with silverlight or java applet.
joshrduncan2012 29-Nov-12 12:19pm    
What is your question? Have you attempted this yet?

Hello,

As far as I know there is no easy solution to write directly a file on the client PC. This actually makes sense as it is a security issue, virus writer would love that feature!

What you can do is popup a save as dialog that asks the user to save a file.

Here is an example of how you can do this:

C#
protected void ButtonGetPeople_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    Response.Clear();
    Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment; filename=" + _exportfileName);
    Response.AddHeader("content-type", "text/csv");

    using (StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(Response.OutputStream))
    {
        writer.WriteLine("Name,DoB,Add1,Add2,Add3,Add4");
        // ... export all the data....
    }
    Response.End();
}


Valery.
 
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This is possible when you are use activex in asp.net page for read or write file on client PC. It's work.
 
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