Controller.File Method (String, String, String)

Creates a FilePathResult object by using the file name, the content type, and the file download name.

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

Protected Friend Overridable Function File ( _
	fileName As String, _
	contentType As String, _
	fileDownloadName As String _
) As FilePathResult
Dim fileName As String 
Dim contentType As String 
Dim fileDownloadName As String 
Dim returnValue As FilePathResult 

returnValue = Me.File(fileName, contentType, _


Type: System.String
The path of the file to send to the response.
Type: System.String
The content type (MIME type).
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.FilePathResult
The file-stream 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.