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This is in conjunction to a previous question regarding text compare within c#. Turns out the return of the text compare is an html formatted text with colored differences.

Now the question is, how do you display html data within a windows form in C#. I have tried using RichTextbox and a regular textbox to accomplish this, but nothing concrete yet. Also have read about using the Webbrowser object, but that only seems to setup a link to display a html file in a browser and not within the form.

Any suggestion in regards to this would be appreciated.
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Use the webbrowser object
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Use the webbrowser object
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You should use the WebBrowser control (.Net control from the toolbox for example). Then, you can use the URL property to give it the address of your HTML doc.
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So to use the System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser control, a quick example is: I have an HTML file on my harddrive, it could have been a resource, and I simply set the property this way:
webBrowser1.Url = new Uri(@"S:\tmp\confirm.html");
On the other hand I could have used the Navigate() method as well. Note that one of the constructors of the System.Uri class can take a StreamingContext as parameter so that you can for example pass an handle on a mapped file instead of a file on disk : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.runtime.serialization.streamingcontext.aspx.
You have some other discussion or examples here http://ryanfarley.com/blog/archive/2004/12/23/1330.aspx or here http://www.dotnetheaven.com/UploadFile/mahesh/WebBrowserControl05072005051350AM/WebBrowserControl.aspx.
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