Uri.UnescapeDataString(String) Uri.UnescapeDataString(String) Uri.UnescapeDataString(String) Uri.UnescapeDataString(String) Method

Definition

Converts a string to its unescaped representation.

public:
 static System::String ^ UnescapeDataString(System::String ^ stringToUnescape);
public static string UnescapeDataString (string stringToUnescape);
static member UnescapeDataString : string -> string
Public Shared Function UnescapeDataString (stringToUnescape As String) As String

Parameters

stringToUnescape
String String String String

The string to unescape.

Returns

A String that contains the unescaped representation of stringToUnescape.

Exceptions

Examples

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);

Remarks

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.

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