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WebBrowser ControlUse the WebBrowser control and call the Navigate method to open a web page.
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This page was last reviewed on Sep 28, 2022.
WebBrowser. Many interfaces are implemented with websites. In a WPF program, we provide access to websites (and other data sources) with the WebBrowser control.
Getting started. Please first drag a WebBrowser control from the Toolbox to your WPF window. You will want to expand the WebBrowser to fit the window.
Loaded. Please next add a Loaded attribute to your Window element. In the Window_Loaded method, we access the WebBrowser (with the name "MainBrowser") and call Navigate on it.
Name Add a Name attribute to your WebBrowser element. This WPF attribute will be automatically turned into a property in the C# code.
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Example markup, XAML:
<Window x:Class="WpfApplication28.MainWindow" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" Loaded="Window_Loaded"> <Grid> <WebBrowser HorizontalAlignment="Left" Height="299" Margin="10,10,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="497" Name="MainBrowser"/> </Grid> </Window>
using System.Windows; namespace WpfApplication28 { /// <summary> /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml /// </summary> public partial class MainWindow : Window { public MainWindow() { InitializeComponent(); } private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { // ... Load this site. this.MainBrowser.Navigate("http://en.wikipedia.org/"); } } }
Example 2. The WebBrowser can access the network to download a web page. But it can also directly open a file on your local computer. This is done also with the Navigate method.
Here Please make sure to place the HTML file in a directory on your computer. Adjust the file URI to point to the file.
Example file, HTML:
<h1>Hi there!</h2> <p> file.html </p>
using System.Windows; namespace WpfApplication28 { /// <summary> /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml /// </summary> public partial class MainWindow : Window { public MainWindow() { InitializeComponent(); } private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { // ... Load a local HTML page. this.MainBrowser.Navigate("file:///C:/folder/file.html"); } } }
GoBack, GoForward. The WebBrowser control allows navigation with the GoBack and GoForward methods. They will throw exceptions if no pages are available for navigation.
Tip Please use the CanGoBack and CanGoForward properties before calling GoBack and GoForward. This will eliminate exceptions.
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Summary. A WebBrowser control can be used to load a web page. After loading, navigation can occur with GoBack and GoForward. We also used WebBrowser to load an HTML file from the local disk.
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