HtmlHelper.Encode Method (Object)

Visual Studio 2010

Converts the value of the specified object to an HTML-encoded string.

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

public string Encode(
	Object value


Type: System.Object
The object to encode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The HTML-encoded string.

If characters such as spaces and punctuation are passed in an HTTP stream, they can be misinterpreted when they are processed. URL encoding converts characters that are not allowed in a URL into character-entity equivalents. 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.