ParseQueryString Method (String, Encoding)
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HttpUtility.ParseQueryString Method (String, Encoding)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Parses a query string into a NameValueCollection using the specified Encoding.

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

public static NameValueCollection ParseQueryString (
	string query,
	Encoding encoding
public static NameValueCollection ParseQueryString (
	String query, 
	Encoding encoding
public static function ParseQueryString (
	query : String, 
	encoding : Encoding
) : NameValueCollection



The query string to parse.


The Encoding to use.

Return Value

A NameValueCollection of query parameters and values.

Exception typeCondition


query is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

- or -

encoding is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

In the returned NameValueCollection, URL-encoded characters are decoded and multiple occurrences of the same query string parameter are listed as a single entry with a comma separating each value.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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