HttpUtility.HtmlDecode Method

Converts a string that has been HTML-encoded (for HTTP transmission) into a decoded string.

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

public static string HtmlDecode(
	string html


Type: System.String
An HTML-encoded string to decode.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A decoded string.

Strings that contain HTML-encoded, character-entity equivalents such as < and > are displayed as text, not as HTML code, unless they are decoded.

A browser displays the following as a string of text:

<p> Hello world >/p<

However, if the string is decoded first, the browser displays it as follows and recognizes the paragraph tag:

<p> Hello world </p>


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.