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HttpServerUtility.UrlPathEncode Method

URL-encodes the path section of a URL string and returns the encoded string.

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

public string UrlPathEncode(
	string s


Type: System.String

The text to URL-encode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The URL encoded text.

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.

UrlPathEncode is a convenient way to access the HttpUtility.UrlPathEncode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, UrlPathEncode uses HttpUtility.UrlPathEncode to encode strings.

The following example URL-encodes a string and then sends it to a browser client. In this example, the string MyURL is encoded as " = ASP.NET Examples".

String MyURL;
MyURL = " = ASP.NET Examples";

Response.Write( "<A HREF = " + Server.UrlPathEncode(MyURL) +  "> ASP.NET Examples <br>" );

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

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