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How to use Web Browser control in Visual Studio 2005

Posted by Chitkaran Singh Articles | How do I November 28, 2007
This article illustrates the use use of web-browser control in Visual Studio 2005 and creating a web browser to visit websites.
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Lets Start

1. Create a new Windows Application.

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2. Now add a Panel and Dock it to the top. (For the Address Bar and GO Button)

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3. Now add  web browser control from the toolbox.

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4. Add the label, textbox and button on the panel.

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5. Now the basic structure is ready, its time for the real action.

Double click on the Button to generate a event handler and type the following code

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
     webBrowser1.Navigate(textBox1.Text);
}

6. Now, just build your solution and type any website name in the address bar and click on go button.

Note: The website address should be in the format http://www.websitename.com

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Extra Features

you can add several extra features to the Windows form that you have created..

  • Status Strip
  • Menu Strip
  • Accept Button (to generate the event when user hits ENTER in the address bar)

 

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