Windows Forms: How to create a Web Browser with Tabs in C#

By FoxLearn 7/4/2017 9:41:52 PM   11.4K
Create web browser with tabs in c# using web browser, tab control

Step 1Click New Project, then select Visual C# on the left, then Windows and then select Windows Forms Application. Name your project "WebTab" and then click OK

web browser with tabs in c#Step 2: Design your form as below

c# web browser with tabs

Step 3: Add code to handle your form as below

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WebTab
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            webBrowser.Navigate("https://www.google.com");
            webBrowser.DocumentCompleted += WebBrowser_DocumentCompleted;
        }

        private void WebBrowser_DocumentCompleted(object sender, WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventArgs e)
        {
            tabControl.SelectedTab.Text = webBrowser.DocumentTitle;
        }

        private void btnGo_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            WebBrowser web = tabControl.SelectedTab.Controls[0] as WebBrowser;
            if (web != null)
                web.Navigate(txtUrl.Text);
        }

        WebBrowser webTab = null;

        private void btnNewtab_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            //Init tab
            TabPage tab = new TabPage();
            tab.Text = "New tab";
            tabControl.Controls.Add(tab);
            tabControl.SelectTab(tabControl.TabCount - 1);
            webTab = new WebBrowser() { ScriptErrorsSuppressed = true };
            webTab.Parent = tab;
            webTab.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
            webTab.Navigate("https://www.google.com");
            txtUrl.Text = "https://www.google.com";
            webTab.DocumentCompleted += WebTab_DocumentCompleted;
        }

        private void WebTab_DocumentCompleted(object sender, WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventArgs e)
        {
            tabControl.SelectedTab.Text = webTab.DocumentTitle;
        }

        private void btnBack_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            //Get current web browser
            WebBrowser web = tabControl.SelectedTab.Controls[0] as WebBrowser;
            if (web != null)
            {
                if (web.CanGoBack)
                    web.GoBack();
            }
        }

        private void btnForward_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            //Get current web browser
            WebBrowser web = tabControl.SelectedTab.Controls[0] as WebBrowser;
            if (web != null)
            {
                if (web.CanGoForward)
                    web.GoForward();
            }
        }

        //Enter key
        private void txtUrl_KeyPress(object sender, KeyPressEventArgs e)
        {
            if (e.KeyChar == (char)13)
            {
                WebBrowser web = tabControl.SelectedTab.Controls[0] as WebBrowser;
                if (web != null)
                {
                    web.Navigate(txtUrl.Text);
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

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