.net – Decode escaped Url without using HttpUtility.UrlDecode


Is there any function that converts an escaped Url string to its unescaped form? System.Web.HttpUtility.UrlDecode() can do that job but I don't want to add a reference to System.Web.dll. Since my app is not a web application, I don't want to add a dependency for only using a function in an assembly.

UPDATE: Check Rick Strahl's blog post about the same issue.

Best Solution

EDIT: Use the static method Uri.UnescapeDataString() to decode your URLs:

Encoded: http%3a%2f%2fwww.google.com%2fsearch%3fhl%3den%26q%3dsomething%20%2323%26btnG%3dGoogle%2bSearch%26aq%3df%26oq%3d

Decoded: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=something #23&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=