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This snippet is for angular js users which will face the same problem, Note that the response file is downloaded using a programmed click event. Concerning the answer given by Mayur Padshala this is the correct logic to download a pdf file via ajax but as others report in the comments this solution is indeed downloads a blank pdf. The reason for this is explained in the accepted answer of this question: To fix the blank PDF issue in post request to get stream data like PDF, we need to add response type as 'arraybuffer' or 'blob' in request.
If you have to work with file-stream so no physically saved PDF like we do and you want to download the PDF without page-reload, the following function works for us:. Hope this will save you a few hours and spare you from a headache. Solution was this:. Include download.
The contentType is set appropriately.
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Mike B. Nayn Nayn 1, 7 30 BalusC BalusC k I can't give a hyperlink since the document is being dynamically generated on server side.
Once again: It's only asking for trouble.
In some browsers the window. So, also do NOT use window. If the content-disposition is set to attachment , you will just get a Save as dialogue. The parent page will stay unchanged. There is a limited Url length. And the author is asking about POST. Mayur Padshala Mayur Padshala 1, 2 12 Does it work on chrome? I can only see a blank pdf.
URL window. It is reusable. Hope that helps. George Siggouroglou George Siggouroglou 7, 6 61 I had to set the responseType of xhr to arraybuffer or blob for this to work. Otherwise, this works great.
I had the exact same question. All the people responding "just make it a link" doesn't help the OP. If your content is dynamic and the link you are going to is dynamic, you have to jquery it all Works great.
This is a great answer, but for some reason, I just keep getting broken empty PDF. Can't figure it out.
I use FileResult response type: File bytes, System. ParPar ParPar 4, 5 36 You could use this plugin which creates a form, and submits it, then removes it from the page.
George Siggouroglou 7, 6 61 Ijas Ameenudeen Ijas Ameenudeen 6, 3 30 This plugin just creates a form, and submits it, then removes it from the page. JMax This solution worked like a charm. Example: Reddit 4.
Updating With User Content One of the things that made Twitter so popular was their simple and easy-to-use interface. Every few seconds, the page lets the user know that more tweets have been made about the subject, giving them up-to-the-second updates. Example: Twitter 5.
AJAX can be used in a variety of ways, from the auto complete mentioned above, to validation and submission as well. Example: 10 Cool jQuery Form Plugins 6. Chat rooms and instant messaging can now be handled in the browser completely. Think of one of them as your ears, and one of them as your mouth.
It allows users to accomplish more on a single page. The benefits of this are twofold: First, it makes using the web application quicker and easier for the user; Secondly, it cuts down on the number of requests you have to make to the server, which cuts down on bandwidth and load times.
A free file upload service called Drop. The AJAX can make a call to any server online. Plugin: Script for loading external content into div 9.
Lightboxes instead of pop-ups Pop-up blockers are very common place these days, and for a good reason: pop-ups are annoying. They can also be used for something like a login or register box, like Reddit does when you try to vote and you are not logged in.
Plugin: Lightbox Plugin The flash game website Kongregate uses this to great effect. Example: Kongregate I hope this article has given you a lot of ideas of how you can use AJAX to improve and expand your web applications.