Generated Word document does not download in IE 6

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by allan.s.palmer@gmail.com, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Hello,

    I have an asp.net pop up that is generating a Word document real time
    and sending it to the user by sending the appropriate response
    headers. When it is run on our development environment it works fine
    in both IE6 and IE7. We recently moved this to our UAT environment
    and it works fine for IE7, but IE6 users are getting the option to
    only download or save the .aspx page, not the generated .doc file.

    Has anyone run into an issue like this before?

    Thanks,
    Allan
     
    , Jun 19, 2008
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  2. BWC Guest

    Absolutely, this can be quite a common situation.

    I imagine that if you were to save the .aspx page with a .doc file
    extension, you will actually receive the correct file. This is the default
    behaviour of IE6 when running in the Internet zone.

    You can get more reliable results using headers such as the following:

    HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "application/ms-word";
    HttpContext.Current.Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition",
    "attachment; filename=myWordDoc.doc");

    Good luck,
    BWC

    "" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have an asp.net pop up that is generating a Word document real time
    > and sending it to the user by sending the appropriate response
    > headers. When it is run on our development environment it works fine
    > in both IE6 and IE7. We recently moved this to our UAT environment
    > and it works fine for IE7, but IE6 users are getting the option to
    > only download or save the .aspx page, not the generated .doc file.
    >
    > Has anyone run into an issue like this before?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Allan
    >
     
    BWC, Jun 20, 2008
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  3. Guest

    Hi BCW,

    Thanks for you tips.

    This is how I am popping the document from a asp:Button in another
    part of the application, but when the user submits some form values, I
    am trying to pop the word document to them after the post. I was
    doing this, initially, but then I realized that the page stopped
    processing after this (shockingly enough, i know). So I opted for
    having a pop up window run this code, so the parent page can
    complete. Everything works great with the pop-up in dev on both IE6
    and IE7, but in our UAT env. it only works for IE6.

    Thanks,
    Allan

    string attachment = "attachment; filename=MyDoc.doc";
    Response.ClearContent();
    StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
    HtmlTextWriter htw = new HtmlTextWriter(sw);
    htw.Write(SOMEWORDTEXT);
    HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "application/ms-word";
    HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentEncoding =
    System.Text.UnicodeEncoding.UTF8;
    HttpContext.Current.Response.Charset = "UTF-8";
    Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", attachment);
    Response.Write(@"<html xmlns:eek:=""urn:schemas-microsoft-
    com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice"" xmlns:w=""urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:word""
    xmlns=""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"">");
    Response.Write("<head>");
    Response.Write(@"<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content=""text/html;
    charset=windows-1252"">");
    Response.Write("<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>");
    Response.Write(@"<meta name=Generator content=""Microsoft Word
    11"">");
    Response.Write(@"<meta name=Originator content=""Microsoft Word
    11"">");
    Response.Write(@"<link rel=File-List href=""Doc1_files/
    filelist.xml"">");
    Response.Write("<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties>
    <o:Author> </o:Author> <o:LastAuthor> </o:LastAuthor> <o:Revision>1</
    o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>1</o:TotalTime>
    <o:Created>2008-05-13T17:47:00Z</o:Created>
    <o:LastSaved>2008-05-13T17:59:00Z</o:LastSaved> <o:pages>1</o:pages>
    <o:Company></o:Company> <o:Lines>1</o:Lines> <o:paragraphs>1</
    o:paragraphs> <o:Version>11.9999</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties></
    xml><![endif]-->");
    Response.Write("<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument>
    <w:View>Print</w:View> <w:DisplayBackgroundShape/>
    <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState> <w:GrammarState>Clean</
    w:GrammarState> <w:punctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/>
    <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>
    <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent>
    <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>
    <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/>
    <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/
    > </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</

    w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]-->");
    Response.Write(@"<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles
    DefLockedState=""false"" LatentStyleCount=""156""> </w:LatentStyles></
    xml><![endif]-->");
    Response.Write(@"<style><!--@font-face {font-family:Verdana;
    panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-
    family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:536871559 0
    0 0 415 0;}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-
    parent:""""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-
    pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:8.0pt; font-family:""Verdana"";
    mso-fareast-font-family:""Verdana"";}@page Section1 {size:8.5in
    11.0in; margin:.5in .5in .5in .5in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-
    footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;}div.Section1
    {page:Section1;}--></style>");
    Response.Write(@"<!--[if gte mso 10]><style> table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:""Table Normal""; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-
    tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:"""";
    mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-
    margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:
    8.0pt; font-family:""Verdana""; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-
    fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}</style><![endif]--
    >");

    Response.Write("</head>");
    Response.Write("<body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'>");
    Response.Write(" <div class=Section1>");
    Response.Write(" <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:
    8.0pt;font-family:Verdana'><o:p>");
    Response.Write(sw.ToString());
    Response.Write("</o:p></span></p>");
    Response.Write(" </div>");
    Response.Write("</body>");
    Response.Write("</html>");

    On Jun 20, 6:58 am, BWC <> wrote:
    > Absolutely, this can be quite a common situation.
    >
    > I imagine that if you were to save the .aspx page with a .doc file
    > extension, you will actually receive the correct file. This is the default
    > behaviour of IE6 when running in the Internet zone.
    >
    > You can get more reliable results using headers such as the following:
    >
    > HttpContext.Current.Response.ContentType = "application/ms-word";
    > HttpContext.Current.Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition",
    > "attachment; filename=myWordDoc.doc");
    >
    > Good luck,
    > BWC
    >
    >
    >
    > "" wrote:
    > > Hello,

    >
    > > I have an asp.net pop up that is generating a Word document real time
    > > and sending it to the user by sending the appropriate response
    > > headers. When it is run on our development environment it works fine
    > > in both IE6 and IE7.  We recently moved this to our UAT environment
    > > and it works fine for IE7, but IE6 users are getting the option to
    > > only download or save the .aspx page, not the generated .doc file.

    >
    > > Has anyone run into an issue like this before?

    >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Allan- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
    , Jun 20, 2008
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