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New article: Using the WebView2 control in a .Net application
Published date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
On: Moer and Éric Moreau's web site

I just published a new article on a prerelease control that you can use in your .Net desktop applications.

As you have surely heard, Internet Explorer will stopped being supported in August 2021. That means that you should really stop using it as it will not be patched anymore and wide open to problems.

Back in April 2007, I wrote an article about integrating the WebBrowser control in your application. This control is using Internet Explorer as its engine. This means that a replacement needs to be found.

Luckily, Microsoft just released a preview control which is based on the latest Edge-Chromium and we can use this control in a .Net application. This control is called the WebView2 (because there was a former WebView control that could not be used from .Net).

Why would one need such a control in a desktop application? I hope that nobody is thinking about creating a new web browser today! Maybe you have some webpage that you would like to display? Or maybe a PDF? This control is extremely useful even in a desktop application.

You can read the full article from https://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2020/08/-Using-the-WebView2-control-in-a-Net-application.aspx.

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