Is there a way to update the WPF WebView's Microsoft Edge Browser version? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have Visual Studio 2019 and created a WPF app. I installed Microsoft's WebView (an updated web browser) through the Nuget Manager. I ran the app and sure enough it worked flawlessly but after checking the browser's version, it was using the old Edge 18.

    My code's extremely simple as I was just testing out the browser, I just added the browser inside the Main Grid and did nothing else:

    <Window x:Class="WebViewTrial3.MainWindow"
            Title="MainWindow" Height="450" Width="800">
            <controls:WebView Source="https://html5test.com/"/>

    What I tried: I tried installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge (v81) and rebuild the app. Unfortunately it still runs the old Edge 18 instead of the Edge 81.

    What I wanted to happen: I was expecting it to run the Microsoft Edge 81 as I was under the impression that it would simply use the latest Microsoft Edge.

    Is there a way to change the version of Microsoft Edge that the WebView is using?

    Friday, April 17, 2020 5:12 PM

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  • Hi MarkusBrown,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    After my research, sorry to say that the feature isn’t available in WebView control. As I know, the WebView2 control supports target different version of the Microsoft Edge(Chromium) browser, please have a try with using the NuGet package: https://www.nuget.org/packages/MtrDev.WebView2.Wpf/.

    BTW, this issue is more about WPF, if it persists, I suggest you redirect to Microsoft Q&A forum to get a more professional help. Thanks for your understanding.

    If you have any other issues about Visual Studio Setup and Installation in the future, please feel free to let us know.

    Have a nice day.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, April 20, 2020 8:38 AM