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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 static byte[] UrlDecodeToBytes (
	string str,
	Encoding e
public static byte[] UrlDecodeToBytes (
	String str, 
	Encoding e
public static function UrlDecodeToBytes (
	str : String, 
	e : Encoding
) : byte[]
Not applicable.



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 Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0