I have noticed the buzz around the ASP 101 user
community regarding forcing file downloads in
Here is a quick example written entirely in asp.
I am not going to go into the details, so you
will have to refer to the code.
I will add sort routines to allow column sorting
by clicking on a column header in a future release.
One thing to note is that MDAC 2.5 is required
to be stable (MDAC 2.1's support for streams
is unpredictable), but I suggest 2.6 which you can
Microsoft's Universal Data Access page.
Webmaster's Note: I know this doesn't have the
same type of description we usually give things, but if you have
to deal with downloads and haven't checked out ADO's Stream
capablity, you really should do yourself a favor and give this
code a look.
Getting The Code
You can download a zip file of the code discussed
in this article from here.
Update: I replaced the download with a newer version
Jason sent in that has better support for Netscape browsers and has the File Property sorting
routines included. If you still want it, I've left the older version
on the site for reference.