[mapguide-users] Opening an image in an image editor

Jason Birch jason at jasonbirch.com
Mon Apr 26 21:19:38 EDT 2010

If you stream the attachment through a script (ashx if .Net), you can
set the content-disposition http header.  I believe that the print
widget does something similar to this for DWF plots, but could be

In php, this looks something like (not tested)

header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename=myfile.jpg');


On 2010-04-26, Jonathon McIntyre <jmatpat at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> It kind of depends on what language you are writing in as to how you are
> going to end up writing the code but essentially, assuming you are using
> .NET in IE.  You need to create a javascript function in your aspx page that
> opens a new shell which opens the application associated with that file type
> on the users machine.  The software you want to use would have to be
> installed and associated for this to work.
> Hope this helps.
> Best regards,
> Jonathon
> ________________________________
> From: EnvCADGuy <marc at environmentalworks.com>
> To: mapguide-users at lists.osgeo.org
> Sent: Mon, April 26, 2010 2:23:16 PM
> Subject: [mapguide-users] Opening an image in an image editor
>   I'm currently building an internal GIS site for my company and have hit a
> wall in my construction.  I have several aerial indexes, in .SHP files, that
> display points you can click on to display an aerial for that designated
> area.  When I click on one of the points, it tries opening the image in the
> browser.  What I am wanting to do is have the image open up in an image
> editor on the users computer instead of the browser.  Could anyone help me
> figure out how to make these images open up on the users computer, rather
> than in a browser?
> Thanks!
> Marc
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