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HttpServerUtility.UrlDecode Method (String)

URL-decodes a string and returns the decoded string.

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

public string UrlDecode(
	string s
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String
The text string to decode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The decoded text.

URL encoding ensures that all browsers will correctly transmit text in URL strings. Characters such as a question mark (?), ampersand (&), slash mark (/), and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers. As a result, these 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.

UrlDecode is a convenient way to access the HttpUtility.UrlDecode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, UrlDecode uses HttpUtility.UrlDecode to decode strings.

The following example decodes the string named EncodedString (received in a URL) into the string named DecodedString.


String DecodedString = Server.UrlDecode(EncodedString);
   


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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