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HttpUtility.UrlDecode Method (String)

Converts a string that has been encoded for transmission in a URL into a decoded string.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function UrlDecode ( _
	str As String _
) As String
'Usage
Dim str As String 
Dim returnValue As String 

returnValue = HttpUtility.UrlDecode(str)

Parameters

str
Type: System.String

The string to decode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A decoded string.

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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