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WebBrowser.DocumentTitle Property

Gets the title of the document currently displayed in the WebBrowser control.

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

public string DocumentTitle { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_DocumentTitle ()

public function get DocumentTitle () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The title of the current document, or the empty string ("") if no document is loaded.

Exception typeCondition


This WebBrowser instance is no longer valid.


A reference to an implementation of the IWebBrowser2 interface could not be retrieved from the underlying ActiveX WebBrowser control.

This property is useful, for example, when you want to display the document title in the title bar of the application. If no title has been defined for the current document, this property is set to the document location and file name.

Handle the DocumentTitleChanged event to update the title in the title bar when the WebBrowser control navigates to a new document.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DocumentTitle property to update the form title bar with the title of the current document. This example requires that your form contains a WebBrowser control called webBrowser1.

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

// Updates the title bar with the current document title.
private void webBrowser1_DocumentTitleChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    this.Text = webBrowser1.DocumentTitle;

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0