HttpServerUtility.HtmlDecode Method (String, TextWriter)
Decodes an HTML-encoded string and sends the resulting output to a TextWriter output stream.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
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.
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 <Test String>.", and copies it into the string named DecodedString as "This is a <Test String>.".
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
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