How to create a tabbed web browser

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes an All-In-One Code Framework sample that is available for download. This sample demonstrates how to create a tabbed web browser.

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To download this code sample, click one of the following links:

    


Technical overview

Enable the "Open in new Tab" context command in a WebBrowser control

The "Open in new Tab" context command is disabled in the WebBrowser control by default, you can add the *.exe=1 value to the following registry key:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_TABBED_BROWSING
Notes 
  • * in the *.exe=1 value is a placeholder for the process name.
  • This settings will only take effect after the application is restarted. For more information about tabbed browsing for developers, visit the following MSDN website:
    General information about tabbed browsing for developers

Disable the WebBrowser control and open the link in a new instance of an Internet Explorer window

If the "Open in new Tab" context command is clicked, the link will be open in a new instance of an Internet Explorer window by default. The interface of the DWebBrowserEvents2 event designates an event sink interface so that an application must implement to receive event notifications from a WebBrowser control or from the Windows Internet Explorer application. The event notifications include the NewWindow3 event handler that means the WebBrowser control will open the link in a new instance of an Internet Explorer window. You can handle this event and set the Cancel property of the event argument to TRUE. Therefore, the WebBrowser control will cancel this operation.

Create a new tab to display the link in an application

After setting the Cancel property of the event argument in the NewWindow3 event handler, you can create a new tab which contains a WebBrowser control to display the link.

Note For more information about how to create and deploy the sample application, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the download package.

Technology category

  • WebBrowser

Prerequisites

This sample application was created by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Languages

This code sample contains the following programming languages:
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LanguageProject Name
Visual C#CSTabbedWebBrowser
Visual Basic.NETVBTabbedWebBrowser

MORE INFORMATION

What is All-In-One Code Framework?

All-In-One Code Framework shows most Microsoft development techniques by using code samples in different programming languages. Each example is carefully selected, composed, and documented to show one common code scenario. For more information about All-In-One Code Framework, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://1code.codeplex.com

How to find more All-In-One Code Framework samples

To find more All-In-One Code Framework samples, search for "kbcodefx" together with related keywords on the Microsoft support Web site. Or, visit the following Microsoft website:
All-In-One Code Framework samples

REFERENCES

For more information about the DWebBrowserEvents2 interface, visit the following MSDN website:
General information about the DWebBrowserEvents2 interface
For more information about the WebBrowser.CreateSink method, visit the following Microsoft website: 
General information about the WebBrowser.CreateSink method
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Article ID: 2527109 - Last Review: April 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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