No Edge version of System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser Control

By design Issue #7749954

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Author
Scott B.
Created
Jun 1, 2016
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  • Internet Explorer
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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).

Although JavaScript heavy applications (such as Dynamics CRM) work in IE, they perform significantly better in Edge. Making these performance gains available to users of desktop applications would dramatically improve their user experience.

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    • 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:
      https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/Feedback/Details/1662127

    • 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
      The browser client part of our product suite uses javascript which runs in IE11/Edge no problem.
      So we need this problem resolving too

    • Thank you for the feedback. This feedback falls under a feature or design change request. We are currently tracking these types of issues via our ‘Windows Feedback’ application.

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      Best regards,
      The Microsoft Edge Team

    • Apps for Office performance will also improve, if they would use a Edge-WebView instead of the IE11-WebView

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