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 Function GoForward As Boolean

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 Sub forwardButton_Click( _
    ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) _
    Handles forwardButton.Click

    webBrowser1.GoForward()

End Sub

' Disables the Forward button at the end of navigation history.
Private Sub webBrowser1_CanGoForwardChanged( _
    ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) _
    Handles webBrowser1.CanGoForwardChanged

    forwardButton.Enabled = webBrowser1.CanGoForward

End Sub

SecurityPermission

for immediate callers to use this control. Demand value: LinkDemand; NIB: Named Permission Sets: FullTrust.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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