Uri.UnescapeDataString Method (String)


Converts a string to its unescaped representation.

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

public static string UnescapeDataString(
	string stringToUnescape


Type: System.String

The string to unescape.

Return Value

Type: System.String

A String that contains the unescaped representation of stringToUnescape.

Exception Condition

stringToUnescape is null.

You should use this method with care. Unescaping a string that has been previously unescaped can lead to ambiguities and errors.

Many Web browsers escape spaces inside of URIs into plus ("+") characters; however, the UnescapeDataString method does not convert plus characters into spaces because this behavior is not standard across all URI schemes.

The following code example unescapes a URI, and then converts any plus characters ("+") into spaces.

String DataString = Uri.UnescapeDataString(".NET+Framework");
Console.WriteLine("Unescaped string: {0}", DataString);

String PlusString = DataString.Replace('+',' ');
Console.WriteLine("plus to space string: {0}", PlusString);

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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