Uri.UnescapeDataString Method

Converts a string to its unescaped representation.

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

public static string UnescapeDataString(
	string stringToUnescape
)

Parameters

stringToUnescape
Type: System.String

The string to unescape.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the unescaped representation of stringToUnescape.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

stringToUnescape is null.

You should use this method with care. Unescaping a string that has been previously unescaped can lead to ambiguities and errors.

Many Web browsers escape spaces inside of URIs into plus ("+") characters; however, the UnescapeDataString method does not convert plus characters into spaces because this behavior is not standard across all URI schemes.

The following code example unescapes a URI, and then converts any plus characters ("+") into spaces.

String DataString = Uri.UnescapeDataString(".NET+Framework");
Console.WriteLine("Unescaped string: {0}", DataString);

String PlusString = DataString.Replace('+',' ');
Console.WriteLine("plus to space string: {0}", PlusString);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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