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)

public 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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