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WebUtility Class

Provides methods for encoding and decoding URLs when processing Web requests.


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

Public NotInheritable Class WebUtility

Public methodStatic memberHtmlDecode(String)Converts a string that has been HTML-encoded for HTTP transmission into a decoded string.
Public methodStatic memberHtmlDecode(String, TextWriter)Converts a string that has been HTML-encoded into a decoded string, and sends the decoded string to a TextWriter output stream.
Public methodStatic memberHtmlEncode(String)Converts a string to an HTML-encoded string.
Public methodStatic memberHtmlEncode(String, TextWriter)Converts a string into an HTML-encoded string, and returns the output as a TextWriter stream of output.

The HttpUtility class contains encoding and decoding utility methods for use with HTML-encode strings. The System.Uri class also contains methods and properties that can be used for similar purposes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.