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HttpServerUtility.HtmlDecode Method (String, TextWriter)

Decodes an HTML-encoded string and sends the resulting output to a TextWriter output stream.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub HtmlDecode ( _
	s As String, _
	output As TextWriter _
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String
The HTML string to decode.
output
Type: System.IO.TextWriter
The TextWriter output stream that contains the decoded string.

URL encoding ensures that all browsers will correctly transmit text in URL strings. Characters such as a question mark (?), ampersand (&), slash mark (/), and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers. As a result, these characters must be encoded in <a> tags or in query strings where the strings can be re-sent by a browser in a request string.

HtmlDecode decodes text that has been transmitted to the server.

HtmlDecode is a convenient way to access the HttpUtility.HtmlDecode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, HtmlDecode uses HttpUtility.HtmlDecode to decode strings.

The following example decodes a string that has been HTML-encoded for transmission over HTTP. It decodes the supplied string named EncodedString which contains the text "This is a &lt;Test String&gt;.", and copies it into the string named DecodedString as "This is a <Test String>.".


Dim EncodedString As String = "This is a &ltTest String&gt."
Dim writer As New StringWriter
Server.HtmlDecode(EncodedString, writer)
Dim DecodedString As String = writer.ToString()
   


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

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