Windows Phone WebBrowser

This article describes the use of the Windows Phone WebBrowser control. WebBrowser is like a mini browser which displays web content, static web content, dynamically generated web content from the network.


Getting Started

Creating a Windows Phone Application:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2010.
  2. Go to File => New => Project
  3. Select Silverlight for Windows Phone from the Installed templates and choose Windows Phone Application
  4. Enter the Name and choose the location.

Click OK. 


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Now drag and drop a TextBox, Button and WebBrowser control on page. You can set the properties manually.

<!--ContentPanel - place additional content here-->

        <Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1" Margin="12,0,12,0">

            <TextBox Height="78" Text="" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="0,15,0,0" Name="textBlock1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="383" />

            <Button Content="Go" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="362,18,0,0" Name="button1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="107" Click="button1_Click" />

            <phone:WebBrowser HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="12,99,0,0" Name="webBrowser1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="438" Height="488" BorderThickness="1" Background="{StaticResource PhoneBackgroundBrush}" >


                        <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">

                                <GradientStop Color="Black" Offset="0"/>

                                <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="1"/>




                        <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">

                                <GradientStop Color="Black" Offset="0"/>

                                <GradientStop Color="#FF7E2C2C" Offset="1"/>






Code Behind.

private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)


            string str = textBlock1.Text;

            webBrowser1.Navigate(new Uri(str, UriKind.Absolute));           



Now build and run the application. 

If we type wrong website url like this. Then it gives error.


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When we enter website url in the proper format, it shows output like this.


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Question or comments are most welcome.