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HttpServerUtility.HtmlDecode Method (String)

Decodes an HTML-encoded string and returns the decoded string.

Namespace:  System.Web
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

member HtmlDecode : 
        s:string -> string

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

The HTML string to decode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The decoded text.

HTML encoding makes sure that text is displayed correctly in the browser and not interpreted by the browser as HTML. For example, if a text string contains a less than sign (<) or greater than sign (>), the browser would interpret these characters as the opening or closing bracket of an HTML tag. When the characters are HTML encoded, they are converted to the strings &lt; and &gt;, which causes the browser to display the less than sign and greater than sign correctly. HtmlDecode decodes text that has been transmitted to the server.

This method is a convenient way to access the HttpUtility.HtmlDecode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, this method uses HttpUtility.HtmlDecode to decode strings.

In the code-behind file for an ASP.NET web page, access an instance of the HttpServerUtility class through the Server property. In a class that is not in a code-behind file, use HttpContext.Current.Server to access an instance of the HttpServerUtility class.

Outside of a web application, use the WebUtility class to encode or decode values.

The following example contains the function LoadDecodedFile, which decodes the data from a file and copies it into one string.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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