CA1057: String URI overloads call System.Uri overloads







Breaking Change


A type declares method overloads that differ only by the replacement of a string parameter with a System.Uri parameter, and the overload that takes the string parameter does not call the overload that takes the Uri parameter.

Because the overloads differ only by the string/Uri parameter, the string is assumed to represent a uniform resource identifier (URI). A string representation of a URI is prone to parsing and encoding errors, and can lead to security vulnerabilities. The Uri class provides these services in a safe and secure manner. To reap the benefits of the Uri class, the string overload should call the Uri overload using the string argument.

Re-implement the method that uses the string representation of the URI so that it creates an instance of the Uri class using the string argument, and then passes the Uri object to the overload that has the Uri parameter.

It is safe to suppress a warning from this rule if the string parameter does not represent a URI.

The following example shows a correctly implemented string overload.

Imports System

Namespace DesignLibrary

   Public Class History

      Sub AddToHistory(uriString As String)
          Dim newUri As New Uri(uriString)
      End Sub 

      Sub AddToHistory(uriType As Uri)
      End Sub 

   End Class 

End Namespace