I got a hyperlink column in my list. Then i got a search to the list and when it shows the answer in a textbox i get duplicate. Lets say, i'm saving http://www.google.se to the list, but when i get the answer after searching in the list it shows http://www.google.se http://www.google.se . any solutions?

Code in my search button:

    protected void ButtonChoose_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://knowitintranet:9797/sites/News"))
                LabelAuthor.Text = string.Empty;
                LabelShowTitle.Text = string.Empty;
                LabelShowDate.Text = string.Empty;
                LabelContent.Text = string.Empty;
                LabelLinks.Text = string.Empty;

                SPWeb web = SPContext.Current.Web;
                SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList(DropDownListCategory2.SelectedItem.Value);

                SPListItemCollection items = list.GetItems();

                foreach (SPListItem item in items)
                    LabelShowTitle.Text = item["Title"].ToString();
                    LabelAuthor.Text = item["Authors"].ToString();
                    LabelContent.Text = item["Contents"].ToString();
                    LabelLinks.Text = item["Links"].ToString();
                    LabelShowDate.Text = item["Date"].ToString();

        catch (Exception x)
            LabelException.Text = x.Message;

That's because a hyperlink column saves 2 values; Link itself, link description.

If link description is not filled out when creating a new item it will automatically copy the URL from the URL field down to the description field and thus return both when requested.

This can be solved by converting item["Links] to a SPFieldUrlValue field:

LabelLinks.Text = new SPFieldUrlValue(item["Links"].ToString()).Url;
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  • When changing LabelLinks.Text = item["Links"].ToString(); to LabelLinks.Text = SPFieldUrlValue(item["Links"].ToString()).Url; i get an error: "Method, delegate or event is expected" – krisal Jan 22 '13 at 8:58
  • @Kriistiian I forgot that it should new SPFieldUrlValue... instead of just SPFieldUrlValue.... My bad. – user2536 Jan 22 '13 at 9:06
  • This one solved my problem. Thank you very much, thumbs up. – krisal Jan 22 '13 at 9:19
  • Changed LabelLinks.Text = item["Links"].ToString(); to LabelLinks.Text = new SPFieldUrlValue(item["Links"].ToString()).Url; Thanks! – krisal Jan 22 '13 at 9:19
  • Any idea which control i should use so i can open the link that shows up? I've tried "linkbutton" but it only refreshes the current page! – krisal Jan 22 '13 at 9:22

You have to use SPFieldUrlValue:

SPFieldUrlValue value = new SPFieldUrlValue(item["Links"].ToString());
string url= value.Url;
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