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Help with combining encodeURIComponent() with Mailto (Gridview)

Posted on 2014-01-22
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Last Modified: 2014-03-26
Hello,

I have the following within a gridview.

<asp:TemplateField>
<ItemTemplate>
<a href='mailto: <%# Eval("email") %> ?Subject=Notification <%# Eval("Number")%> - <%# Eval("Description") %> '>
Send Notification</a>
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>

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This kinds of works up until <%# Eval("Description") %> contains a special character, i.e. %

I need to preserve this.  I read this could be done by using encodeURIComponent().  I found an example of this:

<script language="JavaScript"><document.write("<a href=\"mailto:recipient@example.com?subject=" + encodeURIComponent("When, when is now? (if \"now\" is here)") + "\">mail me!</a>")</script>

However I can’t seem to apply it succesfully to my code.  Can anyone help please?
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Question by:andyw27
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by:leakim971
ID: 39802778
You can run encodeURIComponent from a console to get the result as it's static :
<script language="JavaScript"><document.write("<a href=\"mailto:recipient@example.com?subject=When%2C%20when%20is%20now%3F%20(if%20%22now%22%20is%20here)\">mail me!</a>")</script>

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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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A server-side solution using the bound data would be to replace line 3 of your posted code to:
<a href='mailto:<%# Eval("email") %>?Subject=<%# Server.UrlEncode("Notification " & Eval("Number") & " - " & Eval("Description"))%>'>

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by:andyw27
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give this a go.
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