EncodeUrl and PlainText functions

Applies to: Canvas apps Model-driven apps Power Platform CLI

Encodes and decodes strings.


The EncodeUrl function encodes a URL string, replacing certain non-alphanumeric characters with % and a hexadecimal number.

The PlainText function removes HTML and XML tags, converting certain tags such as these to an appropriate symbol:

  • "

The return value from these functions is the encoded or decoded string. This function doesn't remove all HTML and XML tags.


EncodeUrl( String )

  • String - Required. URL to be encoded.

PlainText( String )

  • String - Required. String from which HTML and XML tags will be stripped.


If you show an RSS feed in a text gallery and then set the Text property of a label in that gallery to ThisItem.description, the label might show raw HTML or XML code as in this example:

  We have done an unusually&nbsp;&quot;deep&quot; globalization and

If you set the Text property of the label to PlainText(ThisItem.description), the text appears as in this example:

    We have done an unusually "deep" globalization and localization.