HttpServerUtility.UrlEncode Method (String)

URL-encodes a string and returns the encoded string.

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

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



The text to URL-encode.

Return Value

The URL-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.

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

The following example URL-encodes a string and then sends it to a browser client. In this example, the string MyURL is encoded as "".

String MyURL;
MyURL = "" + Server.UrlEncode("ASP.NET Examples");

Response.Write("<a href=" + MyURL + "> ASP.NET Examples </a>");

String myURL;
myURL = "" + get_Server().UrlEncode("ASP.NET Examples");
get_Response().Write(("<a href=" + myURL
    + "> ASP.NET Examples </a>"));

var myURL : String
myURL = "" + Server.UrlEncode("ASP.NET Examples")

Response.Write( "<a href=" + myURL + "> ASP.NET Examples </a>")

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