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Open file over FTP

I am trying to open a file (file --> open --> file) at an FTP location using
visual Studio.net. Unfortunately, I get an "unspecified error" alert
whenever I select a file.

Can anyone help explain why this should be the case.

Thanks

Gary
Jul 21 '05 #1
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I believe you can only open files from web servers using HTTP not FTP.

"gary smith" wrote:
I am trying to open a file (file --> open --> file) at an FTP location using
visual Studio.net. Unfortunately, I get an "unspecified error" alert
whenever I select a file.

Can anyone help explain why this should be the case.

Thanks

Gary

Jul 21 '05 #2
you have to get the file first, then open it locally. FTP doesn't have the
protocol support to open on the remote server.

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Regards

John Timney
ASP.NET MVP
Microsoft Regional Director

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I am trying to open a file (file --> open --> file) at an FTP location
using visual Studio.net. Unfortunately, I get an "unspecified error" alert
whenever I select a file.

Can anyone help explain why this should be the case.

Thanks

Gary

Jul 21 '05 #3

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