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ASP.NET Displaying HTML/HTML like content

, 17 Dec 2012 CPOL
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Tip to display HTML/HTML like content as a text on your web page

Introduction

Sometimes we may need to display HTML like content on the web page. But the browser interprets such strings as HTML and starts rendering the page accordingly. This my lead to some undesired output.

For example :   We have the following text to be assigned to a label - "This is my <test string>" displayed as "This is my" but not "This is my <test string>" . This is because "<test string>" is interpreted as a HTML tag.

In-Order to display the desired string, we will have to perform a HTML encode on the string. 

Server.HtmlEncode("This is my <test string>") 

This can also be helpful in displaying the HTML content literally on a webpage. 

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Rajesh Kuramdasu
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