Uri.ToString Uri.ToString Uri.ToString Uri.ToString Method

Definition

Gets a canonical string representation for the specified Uri instance.

public:
 override System::String ^ ToString();
public override string ToString ();
override this.ToString : unit -> string
Public Overrides Function ToString () As String
Returns

A String instance that contains the unescaped canonical representation of the Uri instance. All characters are unescaped except #, ?, and %.

Examples

The following example creates a new Uri instance from a string. It illustrates the difference between the value returned from OriginalString, which returns the string that was passed to the constructor, and from a call to ToString, which returns the canonical form of the string.

// Create a new Uri from a string address.
Uri^ uriAddress = gcnew Uri( "HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm" );

// Write the new Uri to the console and note the difference in the two values.
// ToString() gives the canonical version.  OriginalString gives the orginal 
// string that was passed to the constructor.
// The following outputs "http://www.contoso.com/thick and thin.htm".
Console::WriteLine( uriAddress );

// The following outputs "HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm".
Console::WriteLine( uriAddress->OriginalString );
// Create a new Uri from a string address.
Uri uriAddress = new Uri("HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm");

// Write the new Uri to the console and note the difference in the two values.
// ToString() gives the canonical version.  OriginalString gives the orginal 
// string that was passed to the constructor.

// The following outputs "http://www.contoso.com/thick and thin.htm".
Console.WriteLine(uriAddress.ToString()); 

// The following outputs "HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm".
Console.WriteLine(uriAddress.OriginalString);
    ' Create a new Uri from a string address.
    Dim uriAddress As New Uri("HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm")
    
    ' Write the new Uri to the console and note the difference in the two values.
    ' ToString() gives the canonical version.  OriginalString gives the orginal 
    ' string that was passed to the constructor.
    ' The following outputs "http://www.contoso.com/thick and thin.htm".
    Console.WriteLine(uriAddress.ToString())
    
    ' The following outputs "HTTP://www.Contoso.com:80/thick%20and%20thin.htm".
    Console.WriteLine(uriAddress.OriginalString)

End Sub 'SampleToString

Remarks

The string returned by this method does not contain port information when the port is the default port for the scheme.

Note

The string returned by the ToString method may contain control characters, which can corrupt the state of a console application. You can use the GetComponents method with the UriFormat.SafeUnescaped format to remove control characters from the returned string.

Security

SecurityPermission
to prevent partially trusted code from deriving from Uri. Associated enumeration: Infrastructure.

Applies to