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BrowserNavConstants Enumeration

Contains values used by the Navigate and Navigate2 methods.


Enum BrowserNavConstants
    navOpenInNewWindow = 1
    navNoHistory = 2
    navNoReadFromCache = 4
    navNoWriteToCache = 8
    navAllowAutosearch = 16
    navBrowserBar = 32
    navHyperlink = 64
    navEnforceRestricted = 128
    navNewWindowsManaged = 256
    navUntrustedForDownload = 512
    navTrustedForActiveX = 1024
    navOpenInNewTab = 2048
    navOpenInBackgroundTab = 4096
    navKeepWordWheelText = 8192
    navVirtualTab = 16384
    navBlockRedirectsXDomain = 32768
    navOpenNewForegroundTab = 65536
End Enum


  • navOpenInNewWindow
    Open the resource or file in a new window.
  • navNoHistory
    Do not add the resource or file to the history list. The new page replaces the current page in the list.
  • navNoReadFromCache
    Not implemented.
  • navNoWriteToCache
    Not implemented.
  • navAllowAutosearch
    If the navigation fails, the autosearch functionality attempts to navigate common root domains (.com, .edu, and so on). If this also fails, the URL is passed to a search engine.
  • navBrowserBar
    Causes the current Explorer Bar to navigate to the given item, if possible.
  • navHyperlink
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later. If the navigation fails when a hyperlink is being followed, this constant specifies that the resource should then be bound to the moniker using the BINDF_HYPERLINK flag.
  • navEnforceRestricted
    Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2 and later. Force the URL into the restricted zone.
  • navNewWindowsManaged
    Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2 and later. Use the default Popup Manager to block pop-up windows.
  • navUntrustedForDownload
    Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2 and later. Block files that normally trigger a file download dialog box.
  • navTrustedForActiveX
    Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2 and later. Prompt for the installation of Microsoft ActiveX controls.
  • navOpenInNewTab
    Windows Internet Explorer 7. Open the resource or file in a new tab. Allow the destination window to come to the foreground, if necessary.
  • navOpenInBackgroundTab
    Internet Explorer 7. Open the resource or file in a new background tab; the currently active window and/or tab remains open on top.
  • navKeepWordWheelText
    Internet Explorer 7. Maintain state for dynamic navigation based on the filter string entered in the search band text box (wordwheel). Restore the wordwheel text when the navigation completes.
  • navVirtualTab
    Internet Explorer 8. Open the resource as a replacement for the current or target tab. The existing tab is closed while the new tab takes its place in the tab bar and replaces it in the tab group, if any. Browser history is copied forward to the new tab. On Windows Vista, this flag is implied if the navigation would cross integrity levels and navOpenInNewTab, navOpenInBackgroundTab, or navOpenInNewWindow is not specified.
  • navBlockRedirectsXDomain
    Internet Explorer 8. Block cross-domain redirect requests. The navigation triggers the RedirectXDomainBlocked event if blocked.
  • navOpenNewForegroundTab
    Internet Explorer 8 and later. Open the resource in a new tab that becomes the foreground tab.

Enumeration Information

Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0
Minimum operating systems Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95, Windows CE 2.12

See Also

BeforeNavigate2, NavigateComplete2, NewWindow2