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Displaying tiiff and Word doc image files in an ASP.NET page

I am trying to display tiff and Word document image files in an ASP.NET page. I'm storing the documents as binary in a SQL server database. What is the easiest way for me to read and display those images in an ASP.NET page? Some example code will be greatly appreciated.
One way to solve this problem is creating a dummy ASP.NET page that simply uses Response.BinaryWrite() to output the binary field brought by the DB query, as is explained in an ASP Alliance article. However, you don't get encapsulation and reusability, having to resort to copy/paste as new projects need such a feature. The most elegant solution is outlined in my recent post at, and involves a custom IHttpHandler that serves these binary resources.

This was first published in September 2003

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