HttpServerUtility.HtmlDecode Method (String, TextWriter)
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)
The HTML string to decode.
The TextWriter output stream that contains the decoded string.
URL encoding ensures that all browsers will correctly transmit text in URL strings. Characters such as a question mark (?), ampersand (&), slash mark (/), and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers. As a result, these characters must be encoded in <a> tags or in query strings where the strings can be re-sent by a browser in a request string.
HtmlDecode decodes text that has been transmitted to the server.
HtmlDecode is a convenient way to access the System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlDecode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, HtmlDecode uses System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlDecode to decode strings.
The following example decodes a string that has been HTML-encoded for transmission over HTTP. It decodes the supplied string named EncodedString which contains the text "This is a <Test String>.", and copies it into the string named DecodedString as "This is a <Test String>.".
String EncodedString = "This is a <Test String>."; StringWriter writer = new StringWriter(); Server.HtmlDecode(EncodedString, writer); String DecodedString = writer.ToString();
String encodedString = "This is a <Test String>."; StringWriter writer = new StringWriter(); get_Server().HtmlDecode(encodedString, writer); String decodedString = writer.ToString();