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This step-by-step article creates a sample page that demonstrates how to retrieve binary data from a file and then how to write the data out to the browser using ASP.NET and Visual Basic .NET. Although this demonstration uses an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file (which Web application developers commonly use), you can apply this procedure to other binary file formats.
Create an ASPX Page section to follow, you must first add an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file to your current project. To do this in Visual Studio .NET, follow these steps:
For more information, refer to the following topics in the .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) documentation:
HttpResponse.WriteFile MethodFor additional information about how to accomplish this task using Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
.NET Framework SDK
.NET Framework Class Library
276488For more information, see the following books:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/276488/EN-US/ )How To Use the ADODB.Stream Object to Send Binary Files to the Browser through ASP
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Article ID: 307603 - Last Review: October 16, 2012 - Revision: 11.0