Save file directly to specified path without showing save or open dialogue

I’m invoking javascript in a web page using

webBrowser2.Document.InvokeScript("download_file");`. 

This javascript opens dialogue asking user to save or open the file. I want to save the file directly to the path without showing the dialogue to user. How can i achieve this. I’m scraping the web page. I’m extracting the required details from the web page.

download_file():

function download_file() {
    var summaryFlag = 0;
    if (document.getElementById("frmincludefilesummary").checked) {
        summaryFlag = 1;
    }
    url = '/filedatabase/file_process_request.html?mru=53616c7&type=doc';
    url += '&sum=' + summaryFlag + '&logo=0&xcode=name&serve_txt=0&folderid=';
    document.location = url;
}‚Äč

1 thought on “Save file directly to specified path without showing save or open dialogue”

  1. The thing you are trying to achieve is not possible. Javascript cannot access or write to the client filesystem directly. If allowed it would be a huge security breach.

    Alternate options would be to make use of flash or java or activeX.

    Reply

Leave a Comment