How do you install Awesomium/Ultralight in Visual Studio 2019? RRS feed

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  • I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to install this 3rd party software to be used on Visual Studio. I've used DevExpress, Telerik and Syncfusion in the past and they were easy to set up, I just run the installer and boom there it is. I tried looking through the available Nugets but only found an old 2015 version and every time I run the browser it pops up this "you're using an old version, etc".

    I tried looking into other alternatives like CEFSharp (worked fine but it wouldn't allow me to use google services which I really needed), GeckoFX, Web Browser, Web View (all of which are hosted within a winform host and has become a problem since I couldn't show the wpf controls I needed on top of it). The only thing that worked for me was Awesomium (now called Ultralight) since it apparently works within WPF, I know because I tried the old 2015 from the Nugets and my wpf controls show on top of the browser as intended but the problem is that it was outdated so I wanted to install the new one.

    So I went to their website and the instructions said "Install Ultraligh SDK" so I downloaded it here: https://github.com/ultralight-ux/Ultralight/releases and was expecting an executable but was met with a 7zip file. Upon extracting, it just showed a bunch of folders and now I'm left thinking how do I install this correctly?

    Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:49 AM

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  • Hi MarkusBrown,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    For your requirement, I’m sorry to say that our forum is to discuss about the setup and installation of Visual Studio, which doesn’t include the installation of third party extensions. Please refer to the official guide to install your Ultralight.

    Or you can also redirect to official Ultralight Q&A site for a better help.

    Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, April 13, 2020 7:18 AM