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Uri.HexEscape Method

Converts a specified character into its hexadecimal equivalent.

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

public static string HexEscape(
	char character


Type: System.Char

The character to convert to hexadecimal representation.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The hexadecimal representation of the specified character.


character is greater than 255.

The following example converts a character to its hexadecimal equivalent and writes it to the console.

char  testChar = 'e';
if (Uri.IsHexDigit(testChar) == true)
    Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is the hexadecimal representation of {1}", testChar, Uri.FromHex(testChar));
    Console.WriteLine("'{0}' is not a hexadecimal character", testChar);

string returnString = Uri.HexEscape(testChar);
Console.WriteLine("The hexadecimal value of '{0}' is {1}", testChar, returnString);
char  testChar = 'e';
if (Uri::IsHexDigit(testChar) == true)
    Console::WriteLine(S"'{0}' is the hexadecimal representation of {1}", __box(testChar), __box(Uri::FromHex(testChar)));
    Console::WriteLine(S"'{0}' is not a hex character", __box(testChar));

String* returnString = Uri::HexEscape(testChar);
Console::WriteLine(S"The hexadecimal value of '{0}' is {1}", __box(testChar), returnString);

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0