HttpUtility.UrlDecodeToBytes Method (String, Encoding)

Converts a URL-encoded string into a decoded array of bytes using the specified decoding object.

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

Public Shared Function UrlDecodeToBytes ( _
	str As String, _
	e As Encoding _
) As Byte()
Dim str As String
Dim e As Encoding
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = HttpUtility.UrlDecodeToBytes(str, e)
public static byte[] UrlDecodeToBytes (
	String str, 
	Encoding e
public static function UrlDecodeToBytes (
	str : String, 
	e : Encoding
) : byte[]



The string to decode.


The Encoding object that specifies the decoding scheme.

Return Value

A decoded array of bytes.

If characters such as blanks and punctuation are passed in an HTTP stream, 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 embedded in a block of text to be transmitted in a URL, the characters < and > are encoded as %3c and %3e.

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

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