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Importance of "octet-stream" in Response.ContentType

1. Will it give the option to Open file or Directly to Save/Download?
2. If i dont have Ms Excel, can i save .xls file in OpenOffice Spreadsheet?
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Updated 19-Feb-13 19:46pm
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application/octet-stream is for file downloading. When I tried last, AFAIK, it used to give a confirmation box asking if it needs to be opened or saved in some location. If you say open, it is downloaded in temp file and the default process attached to that extension will try to open it.
 
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MalwareTrojan 20-Feb-13 1:49am    
If i dont have Ms Excel, can i Open/Save .xls file in OpenOffice Spreadsheet?
Sandeep Mewara 20-Feb-13 1:52am    
I doubt it. It's not like that. It is downloaded and saved, if possible open in default attached editor.
MalwareTrojan 20-Feb-13 4:29am    
Okay. . .And Can you please make me understand the difference between Response.Write() and Response.WriteFile().
Sandeep Mewara 20-Feb-13 4:38am    
Google and see what you get. :)

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