Solved

.NET 4.0 urlencode in a class library

Posted on 2010-11-16
9
606 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I a currently writing a .NET port of some classes originally written in PHP and I need to encode some strings to be safe for use in a URL. The catch is that I am writing this in a class library so I do not have access to system.web.httputility. Everything I have seen online is based around web applications that have access to such features. What I need is a url encoding functions that will function in a class library. Does .NET have such a feature?

Thanks,
Dan
0
Comment
Question by:Daniel-B
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 34150217
You could always just add a reference to System.Web to your library.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Daniel-B
ID: 34150226
I do have a reference to system.web, I still dont have access to httputility
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:CodeCruiser
ID: 34150232
One option is to reference the System.Web and then use the urlencode method

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/csharpgeneral/thread/12fcaefa-75a9-4fc5-bf06-d5c19322b7b9

The other option is this

http://www.west-wind.com/weblog/posts/617930.aspx
0
Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 34150247
If you have a reference to System.Web, then HttpUtility is there.  How are you trying to access it?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Daniel-B
ID: 34150294
I've tried System.Web.HttpUtility and HttpUtility. Intellisense has no knowledge of it of any kind.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 34150368
That's odd. If you have added a reference to the assembly then it should be recognising it, even if it is a class library.

Are you getting any intellisense response when you access System.Web at all?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Daniel-B
ID: 34150408
Yes, I get:
aspNetHostingPermission
aspNetHostingPermissionAttribute
aspNetHostingPermissionLevel
0
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 34150435
In that case you can't have added a reference to the System.Web assembly. The three items you mention are part of the System.Web namespace, but aren't part of the System.Web assembly itself.

Right-click your project, choose Add Reference, then on the .Net tab scroll down to System.Web, select it then click OK. You should then get access to System.Web.HttpUtility
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Daniel-B
ID: 34150461
Works perfect, thanks.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Welcome my friends to the second instalment and follow-up to our Minify and Concatenate Your Scripts and Stylesheets (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/A_4334-Minify-and-Concatenate-Your-Scripts-and-Stylesheets.html)…
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question