VVV VVV - 1 month ago 20x
ASP.NET (C#) Question

asp .net query string encoding and decoding

I type the following url into my web browser and press enter.


Now in my code when I do HttpContext.Current.Request.QueryString["paymentID"],

I get 6 7d6CZRKY=

but when I do HttpContext.Current.Request.QueryString.ToString() I see the following:


The thing I want to extract the actual payment id that the user typed in the web browser URL. I am not worried as to whether the url is encoded or not. Because I know there is a weird thing going on here %3D and + sign at the same time ! But I do need the actual + sign. Somehow it gets decoded to space when I do HttpContext.Current.Request.QueryString["paymentID"].

I just want to extract the actual payment ID that the user typed. What's the best way to do it?

Thank you.


You'll need to encode the URL first, using URLEncode(). + in URL equals a space so needs to be encoded to %2b.

string paymentId = Server.UrlEncode("6++7d6CZRKY=");
// paymentId = 6%2b%2b7d6CZRKY%3d

And now

string result = Request.QueryString["paymentId"].ToString();
//result = 6++7d6CZRKY=


string paymentId = Server.UrlEncode("6  7d6CZRKY=");
//paymentId looks like you want it, but the + is a space -- 6++7d6CZRKY%3d

string result = Request.QueryString["paymentId"].ToString();
//result = 6 7d6CZRKY=