Open a word document from database (using http handler) without Open/ Save Dialog RRS feed

  • Question

  • Am trying to open a word document saved in database, using a handler.

    When I open the Word Doc, It throws the Open/Save Dialog. I would like to get rid of this dialog, and open directly in Ms Word Application.

    My code snippet is like this,

    URL: http://localhost/openword.ashx?wordId=123

    openwordhandler.cs code is something like this,

    ProcessRequest(HttpContect context)


                  Byte[] wordbytes = GetWordFileFromDB(123);

                    context.Response.Buffer = false;
                    context.Response.AppendHeader("content-disposition","inline; filename="+123+".docx");
                    context.Response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
                    context.Response.ContentType = "application/ms-word";

    Let me know your inputs.



    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:54 PM


  • Hi RameshSubburaj,

    Thanks for posting on MSDN forum.

    According to your description, you want to get rid of the Open/ Save Dialog like figure below:

    As far as I know, the dialog is pop up by the Internet Explorer, I can hardly find an option we can set to get rid of the dialog. Since this issue is more relate ASP.Net Web Forms , I suggest you to repost to ASP.Net Web Forms forum to get more effective response.

    Best regards


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    Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:40 AM