download file and open in an external application without the user click open or save

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download file and open in an external application without the user click open or save
download a receipt file and send it to the printer  
Robert Wade




Posts: 1
Joined: 2015-09-04
We have an application that has worked for year up until IE10. You clicked an HTML button downloaded a custom text file with a special file extension and the application on the workstation associated with that file extension opened and printed the file to an Epson receipt printer. This process is no different than downloading a PDF and having it auto open in acrobat. I am trying to figure out if we can use your product for Internet explorer to create a COM object in .net and when the user downloads that file type / extension can the com object kick off the application on the workstation to send the text file to the printer? IE10 (with the latest patches) and IE11 cause the browser to ask if the end user wants to open the file first.

Thanks
Posted 04 Sep, 2015 14:08:08 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 14106
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Robert,

Add-in Express won't help you to avoid the open dialog. You can use it to create a .NET extension that downloads the file and signals the broker application to start your application. What do you think?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 07 Sep, 2015 10:00:20 Top