XmlConvert.DecodeName(String) XmlConvert.DecodeName(String) XmlConvert.DecodeName(String) XmlConvert.DecodeName(String) Method

Definition

Decodes a name. This method does the reverse of the EncodeName(String) and EncodeLocalName(String) methods.

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

Parameters

name
String String String String

The name to be transformed.

Returns

The decoded name.

Examples

The following example encodes and decodes names.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.XML.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   
   // Encode and decode a name with spaces.
   String^ name1 = XmlConvert::EncodeName( "Order Detail" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Encoded name: {0}", name1 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Decoded name: {0}", XmlConvert::DecodeName( name1 ) );
   
   // Encode and decode a local name.
   String^ name2 = XmlConvert::EncodeLocalName( "a:book" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Encoded local name: {0}", name2 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Decoded local name: {0}", XmlConvert::DecodeName( name2 ) );
}

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{

  public static void Main()
  {

     // Encode and decode a name with spaces.
     string name1 = XmlConvert.EncodeName("Order Detail");
     Console.WriteLine("Encoded name: " + name1);
     Console.WriteLine("Decoded name: " + XmlConvert.DecodeName(name1));

     // Encode and decode a local name.
     string name2 = XmlConvert.EncodeLocalName("a:book");
     Console.WriteLine("Encoded local name: " + name2);
     Console.WriteLine("Decoded local name: " + XmlConvert.DecodeName(name2));

  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

     ' Encode and decode a name with spaces.
     Dim name1 as string = XmlConvert.EncodeName("Order Detail")
     Console.WriteLine("Encoded name: " + name1)
     Console.WriteLine("Decoded name: " + XmlConvert.DecodeName(name1))

     ' Encode and decode a local name.
     Dim name2 as string= XmlConvert.EncodeLocalName("a:book")
     Console.WriteLine("Encoded local name: " + name2)
     Console.WriteLine("Decoded local name: " + XmlConvert.DecodeName(name2))

  end sub
end class

Remarks

The names are decoded using the following rules:

  • Names are decoded from left to right.

  • Any sequence _xHHHH_ (where HHHH stands for a valid, four-digit hexadecimal UCS-2 code) that has not been decoded is transformed into the corresponding Unicode 2.1 (Unicode 3.0 if supported by the application) character.

  • No shortforms are recognized. They are passed on without translation. For example, _x20_ or __ are not decoded.

Note

The actual encoding of the character is application-specific. For example, Order_x0020_Details becomes Order Details. Even escaped characters that are invalid in XML names will be recognized and decoded.

Applies to