HttpUtility.ParseQueryString Method (String, Encoding)


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Parses a query string into a NameValueCollection using the specified Encoding.

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

Public Shared Function ParseQueryString (
	query As String,
	encoding As Encoding
) As NameValueCollection


Type: System.String

The query string to parse.

Type: System.Text.Encoding

The Encoding to use.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

A NameValueCollection of query parameters and values.

Exception Condition

query is null.

- or -

encoding is null.

In the returned NameValueCollection, URL-encoded characters are decoded and multiple occurrences of the same query string parameter are listed as a single entry with a comma separating each value.

System_CAPS_security Security Note

The ParseQueryString method uses query strings that might contain user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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