Gets the original URI string that was passed to the Uri constructor.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
This instance represents a relative URI, and this property is valid only for absolute URIs.
If the URI specified to the constructor contained leading or trailing spaces, these spaces are preserved.
Silverlight for Windows PhoneThe OriginalString property trims any leading space before the scheme in the URL.
The following example creates a new Uri instance from a string. It illustrates the difference between the value returned from , which returns the string that was passed to the constructor, and from a call to ToString, which returns the canonical form of the string.
' Create a new Uri from a string address. Dim uriAddress As Uri = New Uri("HTTP://www.ConToso.com:80//thick%20and%20thin.htm") ' Write the new Uri to the console and note the difference in the two values. ' ToString() gives the canonical version. OriginalString gives the orginal ' string that was passed to the constructor. ' The following outputs "http://www.contoso.com/thick and thin.htm". outputBlock.Text &= uriAddress.ToString() outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf ' The following outputs "HTTP://www.ConToso.com:80//thick%20and%20thin.htm". outputBlock.Text &= uriAddress.OriginalString outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.