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WebBrowser.CanGoForward Property

Gets a value indicating whether a subsequent page in navigation history is available, which allows the GoForward method to succeed.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool CanGoForward { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control can navigate forward; otherwise, false.

The WebBrowser control maintains a history list of all the Web pages visited during a browsing session. The GoForward method navigates the WebBrowser control to the next page in this history, if one is available as a result of a previous backward navigation. If this property is true, the GoForward method will succeed. Otherwise, calling the GoForward method will return a value of false and no navigation will occur.

Use the CanGoForward property to determine whether navigation history is available and contains a page located after the current one, allowing the GoForward method to succeed.

You can also handle the CanGoForwardChanged event to receive a notification when the CanGoForward property 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 a handler for the CanGoForward event to implement a Forward button for the WebBrowser control that is similar to the Forward button 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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