Steps to reproduce
The WebBrowser control is a commonly used control in desktop application development. There is no way to use the EdgeHTML as the rendering engine for this control (only IE/Trident is available).
Comments and activity
- Microsoft Edge Team
Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”
Changed Status to “By design”
Edge would also be a big improvement for WebGL use, because of this IE11 issue:
Note that is not only System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser control (for Windows Forms), but also the System.Windows.Controls.WebBrowser as used in WPF applications.
Being able to use Edge instead of IE for the WebBrowser control would also be a big improvement for us as IE is not developed further and does not support newest Web standards.
We have a product suite which are about to drop support for IE9 and IE10. The .net clients in that product suite have been using web browsers with HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION values set to 9999
So we need this problem resolving too
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Apps for Office performance will also improve, if they would use a Edge-WebView instead of the IE11-WebView
This is a big issue and we should all push to get it adopted. There is an item on Windows feedback for this which only has 3 votes.
Please search windows feedback for “Edge Browser Instead of IE for Web Browser Control” and upvote. Lets see if we can boost it’s priority.