25. August 2009 12:19
Yesterday I had to use the UrlEncode function. UrlEncoding is used to converts all illegal characters in a URL to valid characters. For example the space will be converted to %20.
Fortunately the .Net Framework supplies a UrlEncode method on its Server Class. The server class resides in the HttpContext. The problem is that you need a HttpContext Instance to call this class.
Using Reflector, I found out that the UrlEncode method on the Server Property uses the HttpUtility class.
So, instead of using this: HttpContext.Current.Server.UrlEncode(text)
you can also use: HttpUtility.UrlEncode(text)
The only thing to use this is to include the System.Web assembly in your project.