GoForward in Your Windows Phone Application

The Developers can use the NavigationServices to navigate from one form to another in Windows Phone .

This class also provides functions GoBack that simulates the Hardware backbutton .

Here’s a simple example that demonstrates the GoBack .


private void btnNavigate_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
     NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri("/Page1.xaml", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute));

private void btnForward_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

When you click on the back button , this will simulate the hardware back button .

When you click on the Button forward , you will get an exception “Cannot go forward when CanGoForward is false.”

This is because , currently the WP7 does not support forward navigation and when used , the field CanGoForward is also false and hence we get this exception .

Wondering why is this is included when it is not supported :(


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