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NavigationService.GoBack Method

Navigates to the most recent entry in back navigation history, if there is one.

Namespace: System.Windows.Navigation
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)

public void GoBack ()
public void GoBack ()
public function GoBack ()
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Exception typeCondition


GoBack is called when there are no entries in back navigation history.

Before calling GoBack, the CanGoBack property can inspected to determine whether there are entries in back navigation history.

The following example navigates to the most recent entry in back navigation history, if one exists.

void backButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (this.NavigationService.CanGoBack)

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

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