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November 20, 2020

Announcing General Availability of Microsoft Edge WebView2 for .NET and Fixed Version distribution mode

Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft Edge WebView2 is now generally available for use in production .NET 5, .NET Core, and .NET Framework WinForms and WPF applications on existing Windows versions! Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that WebView2’s Fixed Version distribution mode is also generally available for production applications.

Previously, at Build, we introduced the .NET preview of WebView2, Microsoft’s latest browser control built on the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge that renders web content (HTML / CSS / JavaScript) in .NET applications. In October, we announced that WebView2 would be generally available for Win32 C/C++ applications.

We want to thank all of our early users and developers that engaged with us throughout the WebView2 Preview period. The tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm we’ve received from the community has been unparalleled. Constant feedback, bug reports, and feature requests have helped shape the WebView2 product roadmap and we look forward to continuing to respond to the needs of the community.

To learn more check out our documentation, a history of .NET browser controls, our Win32 announcement, additional WebView2 resources, or watch the video below from the .NET Conf 2020 keynote:

Going forward, we will continue updating the WebView2 SDK approximately every 6 weeks driven by your feedback. To keep up with the latest updates checkout our Release Notes and follow the WebView2 Announcements Repo.

Getting Started

To get started with WebView2, check out our getting started guides:

Sharing your feedback

Your feedback drives our roadmap and prioritization. Please share your opinions, suggestions, and details on your scenarios in our feedback repo. We appreciate your help!

We can’t wait to see what you build!

– Palak Goel, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge