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Dear Experts,

We are sending both email and SMS to survey repondents.  Our main issue is the long URL in SMS where we are sending in plain text,  that looks like this:
CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY: http://www.xxxxxxxxx.org/yyyyyyyyyyyy/xxxxxxx-yyyyyyyy-zzzzzzzz/Resident-Edit-MAIN-CUSTOMER-SATISFACTION-SURVEY-Mobile.aspx?MAIN_CUSTOMER_SATISFACTION_SURVEY=%3ckey%3e%3ccv%3e%3cc%3eDCS+ID%3c%2fc%3e%3cv%3e251%3c%2fv%3e%3c%2fcv%3e%3c%2fkey%3e

Now this is my question, is there any tool or utility similar to HMTL to represent it with a short meaningful name? Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.

TIA
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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There are many url shorteners available i.e. bit.ly
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Another option could be TinyUrl.com
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by:JimiJ13
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Hi David/Pawan,

Thanks for your prompt response.

Is there a way I can integrate it with C# web app?


Thanks.
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Try..

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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace WebApplication3
{
    public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            System.Uri YourURLAddress = new System.Uri("http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=" + " http://www.xxxxxxxxx.org/yyyyyyyyyyyy/xxxxxxx-yyyyyyyy-zzzzzzzz/Resident-Edit-MAIN-CUSTOMER-SATISFACTION-SURVEY-Mobile.aspx?MAIN_CUSTOMER_SATISFACTION_SURVEY=%3ckey%3e%3ccv%3e%3cc%3eDCS+ID%3c%2fc%3e%3cv%3e251%3c%2fv%3e%3c%2fcv%3e%3c%2fkey%3e");
            System.Net.WebClient client = new System.Net.WebClient();
            string SmallURL = client.DownloadString(YourURLAddress);
            Console.WriteLine(SmallURL);
        }
    }
}

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Hope it helps !!
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by:JimiJ13
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Thanks Pawan for nice, easy and complete solution.
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by:Pawan Kumar
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Welcome !!
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