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Hi,

I'm trying to download files using asp.net (vb) and it seems to take forever
to actually bring up the Save As dialog box. The files are Academic Software
Downloads so are quite large in size, but would have thought that the Save As
dialog would still come up fairly quickly and just the download time would
take some time.

I have tried to search for some example code for downloading files, but seem
to only find examples on uploading files.

I'm hoping that someone has some examples of how I would go about this as I
feel that my code has some logical errors in it (i.e. it's doing an extra
step to complete my objective).

Thanks for any help in advance.

Kind regards,

Grant.
Nov 19 '05 #1
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Just an extra note to my question:

I have got it working, but the problem is that it takes sooooo long for the
Save As dialog to appear (sometimes 2 minutes). So my question is really...
does anyone know how to download files quickly without the clients thinking
that nothing is working and either clicking on the download link again and
again, or just giving up.

Thanks again,

Grant.

"Grant" wrote:
Hi,

I'm trying to download files using asp.net (vb) and it seems to take forever
to actually bring up the Save As dialog box. The files are Academic Software
Downloads so are quite large in size, but would have thought that the Save As
dialog would still come up fairly quickly and just the download time would
take some time.

I have tried to search for some example code for downloading files, but seem
to only find examples on uploading files.

I'm hoping that someone has some examples of how I would go about this as I
feel that my code has some logical errors in it (i.e. it's doing an extra
step to complete my objective).

Thanks for any help in advance.

Kind regards,

Grant.

Nov 19 '05 #2

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the browser does not pop up the save as dialog until after it has downloaded
the file. you can use client script to give some feedback that the download
has started.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

"Grant" <Gr***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Just an extra note to my question:

I have got it working, but the problem is that it takes sooooo long for
the
Save As dialog to appear (sometimes 2 minutes). So my question is
really...
does anyone know how to download files quickly without the clients
thinking
that nothing is working and either clicking on the download link again and
again, or just giving up.

Thanks again,

Grant.

"Grant" wrote:
Hi,

I'm trying to download files using asp.net (vb) and it seems to take
forever
to actually bring up the Save As dialog box. The files are Academic
Software
Downloads so are quite large in size, but would have thought that the
Save As
dialog would still come up fairly quickly and just the download time
would
take some time.

I have tried to search for some example code for downloading files, but
seem
to only find examples on uploading files.

I'm hoping that someone has some examples of how I would go about this as
I
feel that my code has some logical errors in it (i.e. it's doing an extra
step to complete my objective).

Thanks for any help in advance.

Kind regards,

Grant.

Nov 19 '05 #3

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