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WebBrowser.ShowSaveAsDialog Method

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

Opens the Internet Explorer Save Web Page dialog box or the Save dialog box of the hosted document if it is not an HTML page.

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

public void ShowSaveAsDialog ()
public void ShowSaveAsDialog ()
public function ShowSaveAsDialog ()

You can use this method to implement a Save As menu item similar to the one on the Internet Explorer File menu. The dialog box that appears when this method is called depends on the document type currently loaded.


This method allows users to save only the contents of the document as it was originally loaded. Any modifications made to the document at run time through the Document property are not persisted. For information on retrieving the run-time modifications, see How to: Access the HTML Source in the Managed HTML Document Object Model.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShowSaveAsDialog method to implement a Save As menu option that is similar to the one on the Internet Explorer File menu. This example requires that your form contains a menu with a menu item called MenuItemFileSaveAs.

// Displays the Save dialog box.
private void saveAsToolStripMenuItem_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