Uri.IsWellFormedOriginalString Method

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

Indicates whether the string used to construct this Uri was well-formed.

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

Public Function IsWellFormedOriginalString As Boolean
Dim instance As Uri
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = instance.IsWellFormedOriginalString
public boolean IsWellFormedOriginalString ()
public function IsWellFormedOriginalString () : boolean

Return Value

true if the string was well-formed in accordance with RFC 2396 and RFC 2732; else false.

The string is considered poorly formed if one or more of the following are true:



The string is not correctly escaped.

http://www.contoso.com/path???/file name

The string is an absolute Uri that represents an implicit file Uri.


The string is an absolute Uri that is missing a slash before the path.


The string contains unescaped backslashes even if they are treated as forward slashes.


The string represents a hierarchical absolute Uri and does not contain "://".


The parser for the UriScheme indicates that the original string was not well-formed.

The example depends on the scheme of the URI.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0