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The NewWindow2 EventThe NewWindow2 event occurs when a new window is created to display a resource. This event comes before a new window is created from the WebBrowser control (for example, in response to a navigation that is targeted to a new window or to a scripted window.open method).
To specify that your browser program is used whenever a new window is opened, set ppDisp equal to a new WebBrowser object that is contained in a new window that is created by your program. In this scenario, if a user chooses to open a Web page in a new window, the new window in your program is used to display the new Web page.
Additionally, set the RegisterAsBrowser property to true for the new WebBrowser control for the control to participate in window-name resolution. For example, if the window name is used elsewhere in the script, this control is used instead of a newly created one because the control checks all the existing window names before opening a new window.
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Create the Project and Add CodeThe following sample directs the WebBrowser control to the following Web site:
- Start Microsoft Visual Studio.
- Create a new Visual C# Windows Forms Application project.
- In the toolbox, click the General panel.
- Right-click the open panel, and then click
- Click the COM Components tab, click to select the Microsoft Web Browser check box, and then click OK.
- In the toolbox, double-click the newly added Microsoft Web Browser control to add it to your form.
- Add a button control and a text box control to your form.
- Double-click the button to view the implementation of the
onClick event in the code window. Add the following code that will navigate to the URL that is specified in the text box:
private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
object obj = null;
axWebBrowser1.Navigate(textBox1.Text, ref obj, ref obj, ref obj, ref obj);
- In Solution Explorer, right-click Form1, and then click View Designer. Right-click the axWebBrowser1 control, and then click Properties. Click the Events icon, and then double-click
NewWindow2 to add an event handler for the NewWindow2 event. Add the following code to NewWindow2 event:
private void axWebBrowser1_NewWindow2(object sender, AxSHDocVw.DWebBrowserEvents2_NewWindow2Event e)
frmWB = new Form1();
frmWB.axWebBrowser1.RegisterAsBrowser = true;
e.ppDisp = frmWB.axWebBrowser1.Application;
frmWB.Visible = true;
- Start Notepad, and then save the following text as
Test.htm on your Web server:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<SCRIPT type = "text/Jscript">
win = window.open("http://www.microsoft.com");
<button onClick="openWin()">Open New Window</button>
- In Visual Studio, click the Start button on the Debug menu to run the application.
- Form1 appears. Change the text in the text box to the URL of the Test.htm page.
- Click button1.
- Test.htm appears in the WebBrowser control. Click Open New Window. Note that the Microsoft Web page opens in a new instance of the program.
Article ID: 815714 - Last Review: Oct 1, 2008 - Revision: 1