ASPxFileManager.FileDownloading Event

Fires on the server side before a file download starts, and allows you to cancel the action.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v20.2.dll


public event FileManagerFileDownloadingEventHandler FileDownloading
Public Event FileDownloading As FileManagerFileDownloadingEventHandler

Event Data

The FileDownloading event's data class is FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Cancel Gets or sets a value indicating whether the action that raised the event should be canceled. Inherited from FileManagerActionEventArgsBase.
ErrorText Gets or sets a text for the explanatory message. Inherited from FileManagerActionEventArgsBase.
File Gets a file related to the event.
InputStream Gets a stream object that points to the downloaded file.
OutputStream Set this property to change the original file content.


Each time a file is going to be downloaded on the server side, the FileDownloading event occurs, allowing you to cancel the action. You can use the event parameter's FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs.File property to identify a file that is being processed. The FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs.InputStream and FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs.OutputStream properties allow you to modify a file, before sending it to the client side.


The FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs.InputStream and FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs.OutputStream properties are not in effect for cloud providers and are set to null.

The example below demonstrates how you can use the FileDownloading server-side event to add a watermark to the downloaded image files.

protected void ASPxFileManager1_FileDownloading(object source, DevExpress.Web.FileManagerFileDownloadingEventArgs e) {
    if (IsImageExtension(e.File.Extension))
        e.OutputStream = AddWatermarkToImage(e.InputStream);

To cancel the download operation, set the FileManagerActionEventArgsBase.Cancel property to true.

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