Cleaning a string using a regular expression ready for placing in a URL

public static string CleanForUrl(string text)
    return Regex.Replace(text, @"[^a-z^A-Z^0-9^-]""-");
Author Paul Hayman

Paul is the COO of kwiboo ltd and has more than 20 years IT consultancy experience. He has consulted for a number of blue chip companies and has been exposed to the folowing sectors: Utilities, Telecommunications, Insurance, Media, Investment Banking, Leisure, Legal, CRM, Pharmaceuticals, Interactive Gaming, Mobile Communications, Online Services.

Paul is the COO and co-founder of kwiboo ( and is also the creator of GeekZilla.


rsuples said:

love this solution thanks

08/Sep/2008 18:18 PM

silmaril said:

very nice solution.

I added below to trim double dashes for more clean url

while (pUrl.Contains("--"))


   pUrl = pUrl.Replace("--", "-");


17/Jun/2009 15:45 PM

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