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AddToFavoritesBar Method

Adds a URL to the Favorites Bar.


window.external.AddToFavoritesBar(URL, Title [, Type])


URL Required. The URL of the page to add.
Title Required. The Title for this page.
Type Optional. String that specifies one of the following, or null.
The content is a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed.
The content is a Web Slice.

Return Value

No return value.


Caller must specify a non- null, non-empty URL and Title, and can optionally identify the URL as an RSS feed or a Web Slice. If the Type is a feed or slice, the function will subscribe using the Windows RSS Platform. When subscribing to a feed or a Web Slice, the Title is only used until the data can be retrieved from the server.

If no Type is specified, the item is simply added as a bookmark to the Favorites Bar .

Windows Internet Explorer 8 and later. For security reasons, the AddToFavoritesBar method must be called as a response to a user-initiated action, such a mouse click. If called from a different context, such as the onload event of the body element, the AddToFavoritesBar method fails silently.


The following button subscribes the user to a specific Web Slice by using the ID of the clip container as the fragment (named anchor reference) on the URL.

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Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this method.

Applies To


See Also

Subscribing to Content with Web Slices

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