UrlHelper::Encode Method (String^)


Encodes special characters in a URL string into character-entity equivalents.

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

virtual String^ Encode(
	String^ url


Type: System::String^

The text to encode.

Return Value

Type: System::String^

An encoded URL string.

If characters such as spaces and punctuation are passed in an HTTP stream, they can be misinterpreted when they are processed. URL encoding converts special characters in a URL into character-entity equivalents. For example, when the characters < and > are embedded in a block of text to be transmitted in a URL, they are encoded as %3c and %3e.

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