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HttpUtility.UrlEncode Method (String, Encoding)

Encodes a URL string using the specified encoding object.

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

public static string UrlEncode (
	string str,
	Encoding e
public static String UrlEncode (
	String str, 
	Encoding e
public static function UrlEncode (
	str : String, 
	e : Encoding
) : String
Not applicable.



The text to encode.


The Encoding object that specifies the encoding scheme.

Return Value

An encoded 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 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