HttpServerUtility.HtmlEncode Method (String)

HTML-encodes a string and returns the encoded string.

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

public string HtmlEncode (
	string s
public String HtmlEncode (
	String s
public function HtmlEncode (
	s : String
) : String



The text string to encode.

Return Value

The HTML-encoded text.

URL encoding ensures that all browsers will correctly transmit text in URL strings. Characters such as ?, &, /, and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers, so those 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.

HtmlEncode is a convenient way to access the System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlEncode method at run time from an ASP.NET Web application. Internally, HtmlEncode uses System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlEncode to encode strings.

The following code example encodes a string for transmission by HTTP. It encodes the string named TestString, which contains the text "This is a <Test String>.", and copies it into the string named EncodedString as "This is a &amp;lt;Test String&amp;gt;.".

String TestString = "This is a <Test String>.";
String EncodedString = Server.HtmlEncode(TestString);

String testString = "This is a <Test String>.";
String encodedString = get_Server().HtmlEncode(testString);

var testString : String = "This is a <Test String>."
var encodedString : String = Server.HtmlEncode(testString)

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, 1.1, 1.0