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Controller.File Method (Byte[], String, String)

Creates a FileContentResult object by using the file contents, content type, and the destination file name.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

protected internal virtual FileContentResult File(
	byte[] fileContents,
	string contentType,
	string fileDownloadName
)

Parameters

fileContents
Type: System.Byte[]
The binary content to send to the response.
contentType
Type: System.String
The content type (MIME type).
fileDownloadName
Type: System.String
The file name to use in the file-download dialog box that is displayed in the browser.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.FileContentResult
The file-content result object.

The fileDownloadName parameter is used to generate the content-disposition header. The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the ASP.NET MVC framework when the object is executed. The MediaTypeNames class can be used to get the MIME type for a specific file name extension.

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