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displaying a web page on page load in a windows form C#

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I have a web page called home.htm in the root directory of the project file for my windows form. I am using a web browser control. I would like it to display the htm page on
Page_Load
{

}
I tried webrowser1.Navigate(new uri = "file://home.htm");
But I get an error - does anyone know how to do this
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Question by:r3nder
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by:SterlingMcClung
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You will have to use the full path to the file in the uri.  You should be able to use My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath to get the directory of your application.
webbrowser1.Navigate(new Uri(String.Format("http://{1}/file.htm",My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath))

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by:Mamtha1982
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You can do something like:

string html = System.IO.File.ReadToEnd("your html file path");
webBrowser1.DocumentText = html

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by:Mamtha1982
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Sorry:

string html = System.IO.File.ReadAllText("your html file path");
webBrowser1.DocumentText = html
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chandra_darbha earned 500 total points
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The code attached will work for what you are trying to do. But, in general, at the end of development your application (i.e the exe ) should have the Htm file exactly 2 levels above it.

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

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            webBrowser1.Navigate(string.Format("file:///{0}/../../file.html", System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(Application.ExecutablePath)));
        }
    }

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Ideal case is to place the htm in the same location as the exe or in any standard location which you are sure is the deployment pattern
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by:cubaman_24
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Hello:
If you exe and html are in the same directory, use this code. It works.

Best regards.
Uri pageUri= new Uri(Path.GetFullPath("MyHtmlPage.htm"));

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by:r3nder
ID: 34871368
perfect
Thank you........and the only one that worked
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