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WebBrowser.GoForward Method

Navigates the WebBrowser control to the next page in the navigation history, if one is available.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool GoForward()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the navigation succeeds; false if a subsequent page in the navigation history is not available.

The WebBrowser control maintains a history list of all the Web pages visited during a browsing session. You can use the GoForward method to implement a Forward button similar to the one in Internet Explorer, allowing your users to return to the next page in the navigation history after navigating backward.

Use the CanGoForward property to determine whether the navigation history is available and contains a page located after the current one. Handle the CanGoForwardChanged event to receive a notification when the CanGoForward property value changes. Handling this event is useful, for example, to change the enabled state of a Forward button when the WebBrowser control navigates to or leaves the end of the navigation history.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GoForward method to implement a Forward button for the WebBrowser control similar to the one in Internet Explorer. This example requires that your form contains a WebBrowser control called webBrowser1 and a Button control called ButtonForward.

For the complete code example, see How to: Add Web Browser Capabilities to a Windows Forms Application.

// Navigates webBrowser1 to the next page in history. 
private void forwardButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    webBrowser1.GoForward();
}

// Disables the Forward button at the end of navigation history. 
private void webBrowser1_CanGoForwardChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    forwardButton.Enabled = webBrowser1.CanGoForward;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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