Get url parameters from a string in .NET


I've got a string in .NET which is actually a url. I want an easy way to get the value from a particular parameter.

Normally, I'd just use Request.Params["theThingIWant"], but this string isn't from the request. I can create a new Uri item like so:

Uri myUri = new Uri(TheStringUrlIWantMyValueFrom);

I can use myUri.Query to get the query string...but then I apparently have to find some regexy way of splitting it up.

Am I missing something obvious, or is there no built in way to do this short of creating a regex of some kind, etc?

7/11/2014 7:31:43 PM

Accepted Answer

Use static ParseQueryString method of System.Web.HttpUtility class that returns NameValueCollection.

Uri myUri = new Uri("");
string param1 = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(myUri.Query).Get("param1");

Check documentation at

3/2/2015 7:10:03 PM

This is probably what you want

var uri = new Uri("http://domain.test/Default.aspx?var1=true&var2=test&var3=3");
var query = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(uri.Query);

var var2 = query.Get("var2");

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