Generate a text file and download it in your local machine in ASP.NET MVC

In the below example i have generate a text file and download it in your local machine

Create a model class for example
public class Information
public string FirstName { get; set; }

then create a controller and two action results
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using MvcApplication1.Models;
using System.Web.Mvc;
namespace MvcApplication1.Controllers
public class SampleController : Controller
public ActionResult Create(Information information)
var byteArray = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(information.FirstName);
var stream = new MemoryStream(byteArray);
return File(stream, "text/plain", "your_file_name.txt");
public ActionResult Create()
return View();

Create a view by right clicking anyone of the Create action result. Your view code will be like below

@model MvcApplication1.Models.Information

    ViewBag.Title = "Create";
@using (Html.BeginForm()) {
        <div class="editor-label">
            @Html.LabelFor(model => model.FirstName)
        <div class="editor-field">
            @Html.EditorFor(model => model.FirstName)
            @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.FirstName)
            <input type="submit" value="Create" />

Run the application and give some value as FirstName and click Create button, a file will be downloaded in your local machine by writing the input text.

Enjoy coding..

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