No no I don't know why that doesn't work because it really should but I'll
give you a snippet that DOES work. Oddly enough, it works by NOT specifying
the content type. Bizzare eh? Also, it works fine as URL in address bar or
as img src=.

Here ya go free of charge. Sorry if it looks like html to you - you get
what you pay for :) Insert it using paste as html or something and it
should look fine. This code shows a thumbnail picture from a sql database
using a simple select thumbnail from pictures query. If there is no data,
it draws a black box instead. Notice that I had to comment out the mime
type in order to get it to work:

OleDbConnection myConn = new
OleDbConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["OLEDBDSN"].ToString());

OleDbCommand myCmd = new OleDbCommand(sqlText, myConn);

OleDbDataReader dr = null;


//open the database and get a datareader

try

{

myConn.Open();

dr = myCmd.ExecuteReader();


if ( dr.Read() ) // Check to make sure we loaded a user record

{

// Response.ContentType = "image/jpeg";

Response.BinaryWrite( (byte[]) dr["Thumbnail"] );

}

else

{

// Draw the .JPG

//------------------------------------------------------

// Create a bitmap that measures 130 pixels square

Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap (130, 130,

PixelFormat.Format32bppArgb);

// Create a Graphics object for drawing to the bitmap

Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage (bitmap);

// TODO: Use Graphics methods to draw the image

// Set the response's content type to image/jpeg

// Response.ContentType = "image/jpeg";

// Write the image to the HTTP response

bitmap.Save (Response.OutputStream, ImageFormat.Jpeg);

// Clean up before returning

bitmap.Dispose ();

g.Dispose ();

//------------------------------------------------------

} // Draw the image

} // try

catch(Exception myException)

{

Trace.Write("Oops. The error: " + myException.Message);

} // catch

finally

{ // Do this no matter what

// Close the database connenction

myConn.Close();

}

} // Done trying to load image from database



"Kevin Spencer" <kevinSPAMMERStakempis.com> wrote in message
news:#vYfYUZODHA.2096TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thanks again, George. Adding a "Content-Disposition" header had no effect.
I
> have to agree that it must be a bug in IE. As I mentioned before, if I put
> the address with QueryString into an image tag in an HTML page, it renders
> fine. But if I type the address in the browser window, it doesn't. Hope
> Microsoft is listening to this thread!
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Kevin Spencer
> Microsoft FrontPage MVP
> Internet Developer
> [url]http://www.takempis.com[/url]
> Big things are made up of
> lots of Little things.
>
> "George Ter-Saakov" <wehotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%238KfD9YODHA.1364TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Then it's a bug in the browser.
> > First it must check Mime type. and only then to check extension of the
> URL.
> >
> > George.
> >
> > "Kevin Spencer" <kevinSPAMMERStakempis.com> wrote in message
> > news:OBXss0XODHA.2476TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > Thanks George. Believe me, I checked the ContentType in every way I
> could,
> > > and it is correct. I will try using Content-Disposition and let you
> know.
> > >
> > > As for your question as to how the browser knows to hand it off to
> > > Photoshop, that's no mystery. The original file had a .psd extension.
> That
> > > file extension is mapped to Photoshop in the OS.
> > >
> > > Thanks again,
> > >
> > > Kevin Spencer
> > > Microsoft FrontPage MVP
> > > Internet Developer
> > > [url]http://www.takempis.com[/url]
> > > Big things are made up of
> > > lots of Little things.
> > >
> > > "George Ter-Saakov" <wehotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:uwE9h02NDHA.2480TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > The only question I have how does it know to pop up Adobe Photoshop?
> > > > It seems to me it because of the file extension in the ULF.
> > > > Are you sure that proper MIME type is set? It does not mean anything
> > that
> > > it
> > > > works in <img src=..> because it's determines image type by the
header
> > of
> > > > the image.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway you probably can change the behavior by using
> > Content-Disposition.
> > > > Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition",
"inline;filename=image.jpg")
> > > > But i would double check that correct mime type is set. Show us the
> mime
> > > > type you are setting. It must be "img/jpeg" for jpeg file.
> > > >
> > > > George.
> > > >
> > > > "Kevin Spencer" <kevinSPAMMERStakempis.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:%23GsNHG1NDHA.3204TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > > > I'm writing an HttpHandler for images that can modify images and
> > return
> > > > the
> > > > > odified version of the image. One requirement is that it can work
> with
> > > > .psd
> > > > > files, which are Adobe Photoshop images, and can't, of course, be
> > > rendered
> > > > > by a browser. However, one of the modifications is to change the
> file
> > > > format
> > > > > of the image requested. So, the browser might request
> > > > > "foo.psd?cmd=fmt&ext=jpg" to get a JPG back instead of the
original
> > PSD
> > > > > file. For testing, I created an HTML page with an image tag in it,
> and
> > > set
> > > > > it as my Start Page, so that I can debug in the IDE. When a
request
> > for
> > > a
> > > > > different format is received by the Handler, it sets the
> > > > > Response.ContentType property to the proper MIME type for the
image
> > file
> > > > > type it returns. In the HTML page, the browser correctly renders
the
> > JPG
> > > > in
> > > > > the page. However, if I put the URL to the image file, with the
same
> > > > > QueryString, in the browser's Address window and run it that way,
> the
> > > > > browser doesn't seem to recognize the ContentType header, and I
get
> an
> > > > > "Open/Save" dialog. Of course, if I choose "Open," Adobe Photoshop
> > > opens,
> > > > > and gives me an error (since the file is NOT a psd, but only has a
> > .psd
> > > > > extension). If I choose to Save the image, and name it with a .jpg
> > > > > extension, it opens fine in whatever image program I want to open
it
> > > with,
> > > > > as it IS a JPG.
> > > > >
> > > > > What I don't understand is whay the difference in browser
behavior.
> In
> > > > both
> > > > > cases, the browser is sending an identical Request for the image,
> and
> > > > > getting back the identical Response. However, it displays
correctly
> in
> > > the
> > > > > context of an HTML page, but not as just a file. Is there any HTTP
> > > header
> > > > I
> > > > > can append that will enable the browser to display the image
> directly?
> > > > >
> > > > > TIA,
> > > > >
> > > > > Kevin Spencer
> > > > > Microsoft FrontPage MVP
> > > > > Internet Developer
> > > > > [url]http://www.takempis.com[/url]
> > > > > Big things are made up of
> > > > > lots of Little things.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>