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Uri.EscapeString Method (String)

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Converts a string to its escaped representation.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("The method has been deprecated. Please use GetComponents() or static EscapeUriString() to escape a Uri component or a string. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
protected static string EscapeString(
	string str


Type: System.String

The string to transform to its escaped representation.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The escaped representation of the string.

The EscapeString method converts RFC 2396 reserved characters and all characters with a character value greater than 127 to hexadecimal representation. All Unicode characters are converted to UTF-8 format before being escaped.

By default, the string is escaped according to RFC 2396. If International Resource Identifiers (IRIs) or Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) parsing is enabled, the string is escaped according to RFC 3986 and RFC 3987.

For more information on IRI support, see the Remarks section for the Uri class.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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