java.net.URLDecoder Example

URLDecoder is a utility class for HTML form decoding. This class contains static methods for decoding a String from the application/x-www-form-urlencoded MIME format.

Project Environment

This example was implemented using the following tools :

  • Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler)
  • JDK 1.4 or greater

1. Example of URLDecoder

We are going to decode string in this example. Create a java class named URLDecoderExample and paste the following code.


package com.example.javacodegeeks;

import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.net.URLDecoder;

public class URLDecoderExample {
	public static void main(String args[])throws UnsupportedEncodingException
		System.out.println(URLDecoder.decode("special+chars%3A+%26%25*+", "UTF-8"));

In above example we are decoding string in UTF-8 format.


special chars: &%* 

Download the source code

This was an example of URLDecoder in Java.

You can download the full source code of this example here:URLDecoderExample.zip

Vaibhav Kulkarni

Vaibahv is PH.D candidate and holds masters degree in computer application. He is active contributor to Apache Software Foundation as well as openJDK.
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