c# – Web browser control: How to capture document events?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am using WPF’s WebBrowser control to load a simple web page. On this page I have an anchor or a button. I want to capture the click event of that button in my application’s code behind (i.e. in C#).

Is there are a way for the WebBrowser control to capture click events on the loaded page’s elements?

In addition, is it possible to communicate event triggered data between the page and the WebBrowser? All of the above should be possible am I right?

  • Edit: Probable solution:

I have found the following link that might be a solution. I haven’t tested it yet but it’s worth the shot. Will update this question depending on my test results.


How to solve:

Ok Answer found – tested and it works:

  • Add a reference from the COM tab called: Microsoft HTML Object Library

The following is an example code:

You will need two components: WebBrowser (webBrowser1) and a TextBox (textBox1)

public partial class MainWindow : Window
    public MainWindow()

        webBrowser1.LoadCompleted += new LoadCompletedEventHandler(webBrowser1_LoadCompleted);

    private void webBrowser1_LoadCompleted(object sender, NavigationEventArgs e)
        mshtml.HTMLDocument doc;
        doc = (mshtml.HTMLDocument)webBrowser1.Document;
        mshtml.HTMLDocumentEvents2_Event iEvent;
        iEvent = (mshtml.HTMLDocumentEvents2_Event)doc;
        iEvent.onclick += new mshtml.HTMLDocumentEvents2_onclickEventHandler(ClickEventHandler);

    private bool ClickEventHandler(mshtml.IHTMLEventObj e)
        textBox1.Text = "Item Clicked";
        return true;


Here is another example.

I was trying to inject a remote javascript file and execute some code when ready by adding a DOM element <script src="{path to remote file}" /> to the header, essentially the same idea as jQuery.getScript(url, callback)..

The code below works fine.

HtmlElementCollection head = browser.Document.GetElementsByTagName("head");
if (head != null)
    HtmlElement scriptEl = browser.Document.CreateElement("script");
    IHTMLScriptElement element = (IHTMLScriptElement)scriptEl.DomElement;
    element.src = url;
    element.type = "text/javascript";
    // Listen for readyState changes
    ((mshtml.HTMLScriptEvents2_Event)element).onreadystatechange += delegate
        if (element.readyState == "complete" || element.readyState == "loaded")

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