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HttpResponse.WriteFile Method (String, Boolean)

Writes the contents of the specified file directly to an HTTP response output stream as a memory block.

Namespace:  System.Web
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public void WriteFile(
	string filename,
	bool readIntoMemory
)

Parameters

filename
Type: System.String

The name of the file to write into a memory block.

readIntoMemory
Type: System.Boolean

Indicates whether the file will be written into a memory block.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The filename parameter is null.

When this method is used with large files, calling the method might throw an exception. The size of the file that can be used with this method depends on the hardware configuration of the Web server. For more information, see article 812406, "PRB: Response.WriteFile Cannot Download a Large File" on the Microsoft Knowledge Base Web site.

The following example writes a file to memory.

Response.WriteFile("login.txt", true);
    

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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