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WebBrowser.GoBack Method

Updated: July 2008

Navigate back to the previous document, if there is one.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public void GoBack()
You cannot use methods in XAML.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The WebBrowser instance is no longer valid.

InvalidOperationException

A reference to the underlying native WebBrowser could not be retrieved.

COMException

There is no document to navigate back to.

If you call GoBack and there are not any documents to navigate back to, WebBrowser does not perform a navigation and an exception is thrown. If you need to, you can inspect the value of the CanGoBack property to determine whether there are documents to navigate back to.

The following example shows how to navigate back to the previous HTML document by calling GoBack. The example first checks that there are HTML documents to navigate back to by checking CanGoBack.

private void backButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
  // Navigate to the previous HTML document, if there is one
  if (this.webBrowser.CanGoBack)
  {
    this.webBrowser.GoBack();
  }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Added topic for new class.

SP1 feature change.

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