WebUtility.HtmlEncode Method (String)
Converts a string to an HTML-encoded string.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
If characters such as blanks and punctuation are passed in an HTTP stream, they might be misinterpreted at the receiving end. HTML encoding converts characters that are not allowed in HTML into character-entity equivalents; HTML decoding reverses the encoding. For example, when embedded in a block of text, the characters < and > are encoded as < and > for HTTP transmission.
If the value parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), then the returned encoded string is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). If the value parameter is an empty string, then the returned encoded string is an empty string.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2