GoHome Method

WebBrowser.GoHome Method

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

Navigates the WebBrowser control to the home page of the current user.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public void GoHome ()
public void GoHome ()
public function GoHome ()

Exception typeCondition


This WebBrowser instance is no longer valid.


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

You can use this method to implement a Home button similar to the one in Internet Explorer. The user can specify a home page in the Internet Options dialog box, which is available from Control Panel or from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GoHome method to implement a Home 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 ButtonHome.

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

// Navigates webBrowser1 to the home page of the current user.
private void homeButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

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

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