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WebBrowser.GoForward Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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 ()
public boolean GoForward ()
public function GoForward () : boolean

Return Value

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;
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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