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Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel" - ASP

Hi , I have my asp successfully creating excel file viewable through IE using the header: Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel" If the user does not have excel installed they get a IE pop up that downloads the asp page in question. My question is there anyway to interrupt this and tell them that they don't have EXCEL installed, rather than showing this download pop up. Thanks, Jerry...

  1. #1

    Default Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"

    Hi ,

    I have my asp successfully creating excel file viewable through IE
    using the header:

    Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"

    If the user does not have excel installed they get a IE pop up that
    downloads the asp page in question.

    My question is there anyway to interrupt this and tell them that they
    don't have EXCEL installed, rather than showing this download pop up.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
    Jerry O Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"

    Simple answer - no. you could detect it by running some sort of an ActiveX
    object, but then that's complicated. The fact they are being promptd to
    download the file should be some indication.

    --
    Manohar Kamath
    Editor, .netBooks
    [url]www.dotnetbooks.com[/url]


    "Jerry O" <jerry.osullivanesbi.ie> wrote in message
    news:cfd2410.0309040826.4a4b3923posting.google.co m...
    > Hi ,
    >
    > I have my asp successfully creating excel file viewable through IE
    > using the header:
    >
    > Response.ContentType = "application/vnd.ms-excel"
    >
    > If the user does not have excel installed they get a IE pop up that
    > downloads the asp page in question.
    >
    > My question is there anyway to interrupt this and tell them that they
    > don't have EXCEL installed, rather than showing this download pop up.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jerry

    Manohar Kamath [MVP] Guest

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