HttpUtility.UrlEncode Method (String)
Encodes a URL string.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
Themethod can be used to encode the entire URL, including query-string values. If characters such as blanks and punctuation are passed in an HTTP stream without encoding, they might be misinterpreted at the receiving end. URL encoding converts characters that are not allowed in a URL into character-entity equivalents; URL decoding reverses the encoding. For example, when the characters < and > are embedded in a block of text to be transmitted in a URL, they are encoded as %3c and %3e.
You can encode a URL using with the UrlPathEncode method. However, the methods return different results. The method converts each space character to a plus character (+). The UrlPathEncode method converts each space character into the string "%20", which represents a space in hexadecimal notation. Use the UrlPathEncode method when you encode the path portion of a URL in order to guarantee a consistent decoded URL, regardless of which platform or browser performs the decoding.method or the
To encode or decode values outside of a web application, use the WebUtility class.
Available since 1.1