HttpUtility.ParseQueryString Method (String, Encoding)

Parses a query string into a NameValueCollection using the specified Encoding.

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

public static NameValueCollection ParseQueryString(
	string query,
	Encoding encoding
)

Parameters

query
Type: System.String
The query string to parse.
encoding
Type: System.Text.Encoding
The Encoding to use.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection
A NameValueCollection of query parameters and values.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

query is null.

- or -

encoding is null.

In the returned NameValueCollection, URL-encoded characters are decoded and multiple occurrences of the same query string parameter are listed as a single entry with a comma separating each value.

Security noteSecurity Note

The ParseQueryString method uses query strings that might contain user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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