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How do I submit HTML from a text box

Posted on 2009-04-16
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi There
I have a multiline textbox that I am want to use to save html in the db that will be diplayed later as a divs innerhtml.

When I submit my for I get a ASP.Net error saying that potetially usafe content has been submitted.

How do I save html as not to get this message.

// Insert code
   SkinMan.Code =txtCode.Text;//failing here
//display code
 dvLinks.InnerHtml = skinman.Code;

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Question by:Stanton_Roux
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This is a security feature to prevent cross site script attack

You need to use htmlencoding in asp.net to prevent this message
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spprivate earned 2000 total points
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You can  set the Page ValidateRequest="false" and use HttpUtility.HtmlEncode() if you want to supress this message

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