HtmlEncode Method (String)
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HttpServerUtility.HtmlEncode Method (String)

HTML-encodes a string and returns the encoded string.

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

public string HtmlEncode (
	string s
public String HtmlEncode (
	String s
public function HtmlEncode (
	s : String
) : String
Not applicable.



The text string to encode.

Return Value

The HTML-encoded text.

URL encoding ensures that all browsers will correctly transmit text in URL strings. Characters such as a question mark (?), ampersand (&), slash mark (/), and spaces might be truncated or corrupted by some browsers. As a result, these characters must be encoded in <a> tags or in query strings where the strings can be re-sent by a browser in a request string.

HtmlEncode is a convenient way to access the System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlEncode method at run time from an ASP.NET application. Internally, HtmlEncode uses System.Web.HttpUtility.HtmlEncode to encode strings.

The following example encodes a string for transmission by HTTP. It encodes the string named TestString, which contains the text "This is a <Test String>.", and copies it into the string named EncodedString as "This is a &amp;lt;Test String&amp;gt;.".

String TestString = "This is a <Test String>.";
String EncodedString = Server.HtmlEncode(TestString);

String testString = "This is a <Test String>.";
String encodedString = get_Server().HtmlEncode(testString);

var testString : String = "This is a <Test String>."
var encodedString : String = Server.HtmlEncode(testString)

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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